Domestic Applicant Requirements


  • Twelve semester units of undergraduate or graduate coursework in education
  • For each year of verified full-time teaching, three units of prerequisites may be waived.

Admission Requirements – Domestic Applicants

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.

Applicants must possess:

  • A bachelor’s degree
    A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
    A minimum grade-point baccalaureate or master’s grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicants must submit:

  • An online Graduate Application for Admission (Apply Online)
  • A $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Letter to the dean (Download PDF)
    A typewritten letter to the dean describing educational goals as well as short- and long-term professional goals.
  • Letter to the program director
    Email a letter describing the student's technology proficiencies, technology goals, and learning styles that may be suitable to the online learning environment and educational technology degree. Also include the model and brand of the computer you will be using for the program, along with your Internet service provider. Send this email to Kathleen Bacer, Ed.D., program director of the Online Master of Arts in Educational Technology, at
  • A résumé or statement of experience (Download PDF)
  • Three letters of recommendation (Download PDF)
    Submitted by professors or employers who have current knowledge of the applicant’s academic ability and potential.
  • Official transcripts
    Request that official transcripts be sent to APU's Graduate and Professional Center for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU. Learn more about APU's transcript policy.
  • Proof of Certificate of Clearance
    Certificate of Clearance or valid Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) document for those residing in the state of California. Applicants residing outside California may complete the Affidavit for Clearance (PDF).

Submit all materials to:

Graduate and Professional Center: Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4545 • (626) 815-4571

What to Expect

After all admission materials have been received by the Graduate and Professional Center, the faculty or department chair reviews the applicant’s file. The student is notified in writing of the admission decision.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.