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.


Special admission may be considered for candidates who have an average below 76% in upper-level courses or who have three-year degrees if their professional or other experience is deemed by the admissions committee to be equivalent to the academic admissions criteria. Candidates seeking special admission are encouraged to emphasize their relevant 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

Applicants are not required to have worked in education, although professional experience in an educational area may strengthen your application.