EdS FAQ

Do I have to come to Boise to take any classes?

We’d love to have you – it’s a great city! However, the program is entirely online, and there are no on-campus requirements, even in the summer.

How much does it cost?

We provide exceptional value for our masters degree program, and this will continue for the doctorate. Our current tuition rates are found here: https://edtech.boisestate.edu/admissions/tuition/. You may note that 600-level classes have a different fee than 500-level classes. The 600-level classes are EdS and EdD core courses, whereas 500-level courses are used by any graduate student to either complete a cognate, electives, or even a formal certificate program if one so desires. As of Spring 2018, if an EdD student completes all 33 credit hours with Ed Tech, the total cost is approximately $16,000 (does not include books or software that may be required for some classes).

When can I start?

Students in the EdS program can start in summer, fall, or spring. We have three admission dates per year.

Can I transfer in courses from my other graduate work?

Yes. See the Transfer Course Policy and Carry-over Course Policy for more details.

How long does it take to complete?

This will vary from student to student, but students can potentially complete the program in two years.

What is required to apply? Do I have to take the GRE?

See more information here. The GRE is *not* required to earn admission to the EdS program (but it is for the EdD program)

Do I have to have a master’s degree in EdTech or background as a teacher?

Though some preference will be given to those with a background in educational technology or in teaching / educational leadership, it is NOT a requirement for admission.

I've been admitted. What do I do next?

Go to the EdS Getting Started Page