Admission Requirements

The following requirements apply to all candidates applying to the Master of Educational Technology program and the Graduate Certificate programs:

Applicants with Canadian or US Credentials

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from a UBC-recognized university (a master’s degree is also an acceptable admissions credential, even if the preceding bachelor’s degree does not meet the four-year requirement)
  • B+ average (76% at UBC) in third- and fourth-year coursework

Applicants with International Credentials

Please check the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for admissions credentials by country.

The Master of Educational Technology Program may extend a special offer of admission to a highly-qualified graduate applicant who does not quite meet the minimum academic requirements. Candidates seeking special admission are encouraged to emphasize their relevant professional experience and potential for academic excellence in the Statement of Intent included with their application.

Additional Requirements

All applicants must:

  • pay a non-refundable application fee
  • be able to speak, write and read in English
  • have access to a computer and reliable Internet connectivity
  • have basic computer and Internet literacy

Successful applicants normally have professional experience in “Education,” broadly defined as the process of facilitating learning at any level and in any context. Such experience may include teaching in formal and informal learning environments, facilitating training in professional settings, learning design, and so on. Preference is given to candidates who use educational technology in their workplaces or who intend to expand their practice to include educational technology.