M.S.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology

Instructional Systems Technology

M.S.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology (Residential or 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 Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Aug 6
    Spring Dec 1
    Summer Apr 23
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships 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.

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