Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

The M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology addresses a growing field in learning and human performance, and provides a multidisciplinary area of study that draws students from many disciplines and backgrounds. Instructional designers understand and utilize technologies as both product (e.g., Web-based courses) and process (e.g., iterative and formative approaches to learner assessment). Given the diverse career tracks in instructional design, this program offers students the flexibility to customize their course of study based on individual goals and interests. Graduates of the program are well prepared to practice their unique, multidisciplinary profession in a variety of settings, including business, K-12 schools, higher education, government and military, or to pursue doctoral studies.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for acceptance into the instructional design and technology program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed application.
  • $40 application fee.
  • Official transcripts for all previous college work received directly from each institution:
    • Applicants must have earned a four-year degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, a minimum of 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study or have successfully completed a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    • Undergraduates who are in the process of completing degrees may apply for admissions with full acceptance contingent upon completion of a baccalaureate degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Personal statement that at a minimum addresses the following areas:
    • Your reason for pursuing a degree in instructional design and technology
    • How you would describe the field of instructional design and technology
    • The career path you plan to take after completing your degree
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for applicants whose primary language is not English.  Must meet one of the minimum requirements listed below:
    • A minimum of 550 on the paper-based exam
    • A minimum of 213 on the computer-based exam
    • A minimum of 80 on the Internet-based exam
    • The IELTS exam may be used instead of the TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 6.5
  • The applicant may be asked to participate in an admission interview as part of the admission process.

Degree Requirements

Capstone Requirement

EME 650Field Internship in Instructional Design and Technology

0

Elective Courses

Students may take courses listed if prerequisites for the courses are met. Students may take courses not listed with recommendation of the advisor and permission of the department chair. IDT students may take elective courses outside the department with recommendation of the advisor and permission of the department chair.

EDU 601Curriculum Theory

4

EDU 603Tests and Measurement

3

EDU 608Cross-Cultural Diversity

4

EDU 611Human Development and Social Dimensions of Learning

4

EDU 612Pedagogy and Innovation in Education: Models in Teaching

4

EDU 613Research in Education

4

EDU 614Social Change and the Diverse Classroom

3

EDU 616Social Change and School Reform

4

EDU 617Technology for Education and Leadership

4

EDU 619Children's Literature in the Reading Program

4

EDU 621Exceptional Student Learning: Inclusive Classrooms

1 or 3

EDU 622Applied Philosophy for Curricular Design and Implementation

4

EDU 623Applied Research

3

EDU 640Teaching English as a Second Language: TESOL

3

EDU 660Secondary Reading in the Content Area

3

EDU 670-679Special Topics in Education

3

EDU 680Professional Development Clinical

0-3

EDU 682Grant Writing in Education

4

EME 601Introduction to Instructional Design

4

EME 602Theories of Learning and Cognition for Instruction

4

EME 603Inquiry and Measurement

4

EME 605Introduction to Distance Learning

4

EME 606Design of Online Collaborative Learning

4

EME 610Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology

4

EME 611Principles of Learner Motivation

4

EME 612Media for Instruction

4

EME 613Open Learning Environments in the 21st Century

3

EME 620Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design

4

EME 630Development of Multimedia Instruction

4

EME 640Introduction to Program Evaluation

4

EME 641Management of Instructional Development

4

EME 642Management of Change

4

EME 644Performance Systems Analysis

4

Total Credit Hours:12

 

M.S. Curriculum Core Courses

EME 601Introduction to Instructional Design

4

EME 602Theories of Learning and Cognition for Instruction

4

EME 603Inquiry and Measurement

4

EME 610Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology

4

EME 620Introduction to Systematic Instructional Design

4

EME 660Seminar in Instructional Design

2

EME 661Advanced Seminar in Instructional Design

2

Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 36