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Admission Procedures

Master of Educational Technology degree and graduate certificates

NOTE: These application instructions do not apply to the education specialist (EdS) or the doctoral (EdD) programs. Please click on EdS or EdD for information on those advanced graduate programs.

Application fees – $65 for any degree program and an additional $45 for graduate certificates.
Master’s program advising – Contact Dixie Conner at or at (619) 741-7748.
Office Hours: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m. Pacific Time and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. P.T.
Financial aid eligibility – New students must be officially accepted by both the EdTech Department and the Graduate College before the first day of classes each semester.
State employee fee waivers do not apply to courses in the Department of Educational Technology.
Military benefits
International students
1. Due to U.S. Department of State regulations, student visas are not granted to international students who want to study on campus. Educational technology courses are available exclusively online, so international students must study online from outside of the United States.
2. International application fees are $95.
3. International students must complete the steps found here

Step One

Step Two

Submitting Transcripts

  1. All degree and certificate applications require an official transcript from every previous post-secondary institution.
  2. Non-degree-seeking applicants must submit a transcript representing their highest degree.
  3. Instruct institutions to send transcripts directly to Graduate Admission and Degree Services via postal mail, fax, or email.
  4. Graduate Admissions Office,
    Riverside Hall, Rm. 304
    1910 University Drive,
    Boise, ID 83725-1110

    Fax: (208) 426-2789
    Phone: (208) 426-3903 or (800) 824-7017

  5. For transfer credit questions, please see our policy here:Transfer Policy.
  6. The Request for Approval of Transfer Credits Form needs be filled out and sent to Paul at Access the form at Graduate College forms/.

Note: GPA between 2.75-2.99 – Applicants may be considered for provisional admission with the condition that they maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA during the first twelve graduate credits. Failure to meet this condition will result in automatic removal from the program.

GPA below 2.75 –You may submit application materials to be considered for provisional admission to the Ed Tech program after you have completed six graduate credits with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Provisional admission requires you to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA during the first twelve graduate credits. Failure to meet this condition will result in automatic removal from the program.

Step Three

Register for Your Courses
A) Preferably, beginning M.E.T. students should register for EdTech 501 and EdTech 502 to begin the program, or 501 and an elective in the first semester and 502 in the second semester. Electives can be any 500-level course except 592 and 501 through 505.
B) Register for courses as soon as you receive your student ID number and Boise State email address from the Graduate College. Do not wait for notice of acceptance before registering because classes fill quickly. Payment is not required at the time of registration. This just reserves a seat for you.
For registration go to
C) Remember to complete the last step when registering for classes on boisestate.eduDo not leave your classes in your shopping cart!! Classes left in shopping carts will not be registered.

Note: Please see Registrar Boise State Academic Calendars for important dates and deadlines!

Step Four

Apply to the Master of Educational Technology program—a two-part process
PART ONE — A cover sheet for the letter of application, containing:

  • Your name
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Desired Degree

In a letter format of about 500 words, tell us about your

  • Educational and professional background, your
  • Current work responsibilities, your
  • Career goals and how our coursework will help you attain them. Also,
  • Tell us why you are choosing our program and
  • What characteristics will make you become a successful online graduate student.


  1. Write the letter in Times New Roman (or equivalent) in 12-point regular.
  2. Single-space.
  3. Save the letter (.doc, docx, or .pdf) and upload it as part of your application to the Graduate College. If you have any questions about admissions procedures, please contact the M.E.T. admissions adviser, Dixie Conner, at or at 619-741-7748.

Upload the letter of application to your Graduate College application account. If you have difficulties, contact Dixie at . The letter of application is required for admission. Incomplete applications are returned to the Graduate College after 30 days of inactivity.


  • Graduate certificate students who are NOT enrolled in a degree-granting program must write a letter of application. Simply follow the guidelines above.
  • Master’s students who enroll simultaneously in a graduate certificate program are NOT REQUIRED to write a separate letter of application for the certificate program.
  • Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Games and Simulations must also discuss their rationale for pursuing advanced studies in educational games and simulations. Specifically, they should address their personal and professional history with digital games and/or simulations, and their purpose (goals) for applying to this specialized course of study.

Master of Science applicants, in addition to the guidelines above, discuss the research area that you wish to emphasize in your thesis.

PART TWO —A completed Electronic Program Development Form (ePDF)

A completed ePDF is required for admission. See the course schedule here:

The ePDF form lists all of the courses you plan to take and the semesters and years in which you plan to take them. This form, with instructions, will be shared with you at your Boise State email address from Google Docs as soon as the EdTech Department receives your application from the Graduate College. The EdTech Department receives applications after all transcripts have been received by the Graduate College and the application fee has been paid.

Step Five

Master of Science applicants ONLY

Applicants for the Master of Science in Educational Technology (M.S.E.T.) degree should submit GRE scores by contacting the Educational Testing Services (ETS) and providing ETS with the Boise State code: R4018.

We do not accept students into our M.S.E.T. program without current GRE scores; the exam requirement will not be waived. GRE scores are not required of M.E.T. applicants. Scores are only valid for five years from the date of the test.

Preference will be given to applicants who have earned scores on the Graduate Record Exam that meet or exceed the 33rd percentile on each of the three components (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical). If the student is required to take the TOEFL, which will be determined by the Graduate College and International Admissions, the student must at least meet the minimum scores set by the university and show that his or her academic writing in English does not require major revisions.

“Preferred” means students with scores at or higher than those noted above will be given higher consideration in the application review process than students whose scores are lower. They should be keenly aware, however, that the GRE is but one of many components in the selection process. Some students feel that a high score all but guarantees admission, or that a low score automatically disqualifies, but neither perception is correct. All of us in the department want high quality students who will be excellent leaders, not just people who do really well on standardized tests.

Admissions Steps for International Students

International students should apply through the International Admissions Office. Please access the application form by clicking

  1. Application deadlines for M.E.T. and non-degree-seeking students
    To begin Fall semester— May 15th
    To begin Spring semester—October 15th
    To begin Summer term—March 1
  2. Application deadlines for M.S.E.T. students
    To begin Summer term or Fall semester—March 15
    To begin Spring semester—September 15
  3. M.S.E.T. students are required to submit GRE scores. The GMAT is never required for any EdTech students. M.E.T. and non-degree-seeking students are not required to submit GRE scores and should write N/A. on the application form where it asks for GRE/GMAT information.
  4. Student visas are not available to students completing online courses such as the M.S.E.T. programs. As a result, the financial documentation form — necessary for student visa paperwork — is not required of international students who are participating in these programs.
  5. International students cannot register for classes until they are fully admitted.

If your transcripts are not in English, please have them translated by a certified language translation service. The original and translated transcripts should be mailed to:
Boise State University
International Student Admissions Office
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1320

*English Language Proficiency*
The minimum TOEFL score for EdTech students is 587 on the paper-based exam and 95 on the computer-based exam. The minimum IELTS test score is a 6.5. If you have a degree from an accredited university in the United States, your English Proficiency requirement may be waived. If you have a degree from an international university where English is the only official language of the country and the language of instruction is completely in English, your proficiency requirement may be waived. This requirement is waived for Canadians native to all provinces except Quebec. For more details please contact the International Admissions Office.

Disability Accommodations

Students with disabilities who need special accommodations to fully participate in this class should contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

All accommodations must be approved through the Disability Resource Center prior to being implemented. To learn more about the accommodation process, visit the DRC’s website at

The Disability Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Lincoln Parking Garage, on the corner of Lincoln Ave. and University Dr. at Boise State University. They are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

Phone: 208.426.1583