M.S.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology

Instructional Systems Technology

M.S.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology (Residential and Online)

Design effective instructional materials and implement effective strategies for workplace learning and performance improvement.

This degree provides you with an in-depth introduction to analyzing, developing and evaluating educational tools, programs and systems to be used in education or training settings. This 36-minimum-credit-hour program includes coursework, an internship, and a year-long studio project conducted under faculty supervision.

  • Application Deadline
    FallMar 1Mar 1
    SpringNov 1Sep 1
    SummerMar 1N/A
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

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  • Degree Requirements
  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Careers

    A degree in instructional systems technology has applications not just in educational settings, but in corporations, government, military, and nonprofit organizations.

    As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to solve instructional problems and to tackle human performance issues, from training factory workers to use new equipment to developing a change management plan for introducing new management practices in a global company

    Some career options include:

    • E-learning developer
    • Instructional designer
    • Corporate trainer
    • Researcher
    • Professor
    • Education content developer

The Residential program is delivered as a studio program where student teams work under faculty mentorship on a year-long project sharing workspace in the Master’s Studio. You’ll be able to apply what you learn in foundation courses while gaining real-world experience during your capstone project.

In addition to completion of all course work, you are required to submit a professional portfolio profiling your skills, abilities, and achievements.