Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are the same for each of the three credentials offered as part of the MET program. These requirements include:

  • admission by UBC’s Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • payment of the non-refundable application fee
  • ability to study and work in English
  • basic familiarity with computers, email and the internet

Students are not required to have worked in education.

Academic Requirements

For students applying to the Master of Educational Technology, the TBDL or TBLS Graduate Certificate must be accepted by UBC's Faculty of Graduate Studies. The following are required:

Applicants with Canadian or US credentials:

  • a four-year bachelor's degree from a UBC-recognized university
  • a B+ average (76% at UBC) in third and fourth year-level course work
  • ability to study and work in English
  • a master's degree is also eligible, even if bachelor's degree does not meet the 4-year requirement

Applicants with International Credentials:

Please check the Faculty of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements.

Application Fees

Each student must pay a non-refundable application fee:

  • The fee for application to the master's program is $$100 (CDN).
  • The fee for application to the certificate program is $43.25 (CDN).

Language Requirements

Students with English as a second language will require intermediate proficiency. Proof of proficiency can be provided by any of the following test scores:

  • an Internet-based TOEFL overall score of 90 (with a minimum score of 22 [reading, writing & listening] and 21 [speaking])
  • a minimum overall MELAB score of 81
  • a minimum overall IELTS band score of 6.5 and no other component score less than 6.0

Please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies' English Proficiency Requirements page for information on the submission of language exam scores. This information includes the requirement that exams must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of an application.

Technical Skills

The MET program does not require an advanced ability with computers. Students are expected to be able to send and receive emails with attachments, and to access course materials via the internet.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Students will participate in online courses using a PC or Macintosh computer with internet access. Students are responsible for purchasing and maintaining all computer hardware and software.

If you do not qualify

All students applying to the MET program must hold a four-year baccalaureate degree or its academic equivalent.  If you have such a degree, but do not meet other formal admission criteria, you still may be considered for the program if you have sufficient depth and breadth of professional experience and training, and clear objectives for studying at the graduate level.

If you wish to consider this option, please contact the MET Academic Advisor.