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Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

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The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of instructional programs, materials, and media in corporate and military environments. Our program is designed to help you develop skills you can use to create new curricula to meet the demands of a changing society and the needs of new generations of students. Whether you are interested in pursuing a new career or a higher-level position, a master’s degree from Purdue Global could help you keep up with the advancing instructional technology field.* 

At this time, residents of Kentucky may not enroll in the online Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program.

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology Program Highlights

The program’s core courses teach design and development skills in the areas of technology, pedagogy, and management principles and practices. In addition, you can choose to further focus your studies in public and private learning environments and corporate and military contexts. Faculty members who are practicing professionals in the field will guide you as you:

  • Design, develop, and implement instructional materials and solutions that both integrate learning technology and align with learning outcomes.
  • Analyze learning contexts to develop appropriate, workable instructional solutions.
  • Plan, manage, lead, and evaluate instructional design and technology projects and programs.
  • Apply current research and theory to the practice of instructional design and learning technology integration. 

This program covers a range of education and training from corporate to government environments. Our graduates have the potential to seek careers in all types of environments that hire instructional designers, curriculum specialists, or instructional technologists.

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Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology Concentration

In addition to the core courses, you can choose the adults concentration area. You'll have the opportunity to review design and development models, technology, pedagogy, and management principles and practices used in instructional design in corporations, the military, and nonprofit training environments.

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Academic Alliances to Expand Your Teaching Opportunities

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is pleased to announce a partnership with Promise Opens Doors, an organization that offers an online certificate program for educators interested in working abroad and helping others learn English. Purdue Global graduates and current students can choose to enroll in Promise Opens Doors’ Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Core Certificate Program (TCCP), a 4- to 6-month program that includes an online practicum with a real-time classroom in Asia. The certificate is recognized in certain states as fulfilling part of the certification requirements to teach English as a Foreign Language to students in the U.S. Note: this program is not included in the cost of Purdue Global tuition.

In addition, our alliance provides Promise Opens Doors students, alumni, and employees and their immediate family members with a tuition reduction on School of Education programs. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Tuition reduction may not be combined with Purdue Global scholarships, grants, military tuition reductions, tuition vouchers, or other discounts or Tuition Cap or ExcelTrackTM pricing. Eligible family members include spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings, and children.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

The program is designed to help you develop practical competencies in instructional technology design and tools, pedagogy, and management that could apply to a wide variety of careers in educational institutions and corporate, nonprofit, government, and military organizations including*:

  • Instructional designer
  • Curriculum developer or coordinator
  • Trainer
  • Learning and development specialist or manager
  • Project manager
  • Instructional technology specialist
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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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October 17, 2018

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December 05, 2018

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January 23, 2019

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March 13, 2019

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April 24, 2019

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June 12, 2019

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July 24, 2019

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September 11, 2019

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October 23, 2019

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December 11, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

This master's degree program focuses on the dynamic field of instructional design. You'll have the opportunity to study how to design, develop, and evaluate educational programs and instructional material. Courses include:

  • Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Design
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Education and Training
  • Research Methods for Education and Instructional Technology
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits25
  • Open Elective Credits25
  • Total Credits50

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Desired Track Only one track is available for this program.
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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$420.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Helpful Information

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.