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OPWL Cost, Assistantships and Scholarships

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Total Program Investment

Review the following table for an example of the total program cost for a student completing the 36 credits required to graduate with a Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning.

Boise State Graduate Admissions Application Fee* (non-refundable)$65
Courses (36 total credits @ $530 per credit)**$19,080
Books (estimate)***$100-$150
Approximate Total Investment$19,245-19,295
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program.Varies

*The Graduate Admissions Application Fee is $65 for domestic and $95 for international applications.

**The per-credit fees listed are for the 2023-24 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

***Most courses use books that are available as free ebooks from Albertsons Library. Some courses require e-learning development software but can be accessed through free trials; purchasing is optional.

****Costs for room, board and transportation are used to calculate financial aid and are included to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for students pursuing a fully online degree.

Notice: Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees: fee waivers do not apply to this program.

Financial Aid Options

Remote Graduate Assistantships

The purpose of the virtual Graduate Assistant (GA) program is to support promising individuals who are committed to continuing their education at the graduate level. GA positions are open to any individual who has been fully admitted to the Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning.

Remote Research/Teaching Assistantships

Virtual research/teaching assistantships support faculty members with teaching, research and service activities. Assistantship positions are open to any individual who has been fully admitted to the Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning.

More Information about Assistantships

Annual Scholarship

The Department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning offers an annual scholarship that is awarded in fall. These scholarships, while modest, are noted by the students as helpful in offsetting the cost of graduate study.

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a master’s degree seeking student (students with a provisional admission status are not eligible)
  • Must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Must enroll in at least three OPWL credits
  • Submit a letter explaining why you should receive a scholarship (e.g., exemplary performance, financial reasons, contributions to professional communities etc.)

Go to the Boise State Scholarship page, click the sign-in button, sign in using your credentials and complete the general application.

Provided you meet the criteria and completed the general application, you will be automatically directed to the next page.


Scholarship funds are available through generous donations from others in the past. We continue to need such generous donations.

Please consider giving today to grow our Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning scholarships for tomorrow!

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