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Master of Arts (MA) in
Instructional Technology


Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program prepares graduate students to design, develop and evaluate learning in corporate, higher education, government, health care and P-12 schools. In the MA in Instructional Technology program, you’ll learn about instructional design models and best practices, learning and cognition theories, and multimedia design and development.

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Real-World Experience

You will have the opportunity to apply your IT knowledge while developing an instructional solution for a local business or community organization. An internship elective (virtual or face-to-face) is also offered to gain crucial real-world experience working with businesses, higher education and P-12 instructional providers, where you will be partnered with an instructional design and technology mentor.

Flexible & 100% Online

This fully online 30-credit-hour program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. All courses are offered on a semester schedule (Fall, Spring, and Summer), which allows students to complete the program at their own pace. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. Scholarships are offered for graduate students.

Instructional Technology Careers

Our MA in Instructional Technology graduates work in the following positions: instructional designer (ID), senior instructional designer, instructional technologist, training, learning and development, ID manager, educational technologist, educational specialist, e-learning developer, IT manager, ID consultant, teacher, professor and PhD student. Many of our graduates hold instructional design and training positions with national companies, including USAA, Cracker Barrel, Texas Roadhouse and Cigna.

Blend Technology With Instruction

This top-ranked 30-credit-hour program may be completed in as few as two years of part-time study. You will learn from expert faculty who are well-versed in the topics and trends of the instructional technology field. The curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills needed to advance your career in instructional design, instructional technology, learning and development, training, e-learning and educational technology.

Graduation requirements include the completion of coursework and a comprehensive e-Portfolio showcasing projects completed throughout the MA in Instructional Technology program.

All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply. This program does not lead to certification or licensure in P-12 education.

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  • Application Priority DeadlineNovember 1 for spring admission; April 15 for summer admission; July 1 for fall admission
  • Fees$10 College of Education graduate fee (per credit hour)


The MA in Instructional Technology program requires the completion of 30 credit hours. With advisor approval, students select courses and electives that give them the opportunity to focus on areas of interest in business or education. Please note that courses are subject to change.

  • CAT 531 Computer-Based Instruction
  • INTE 532 Instructional Technology Design
  • INTE 533 Online Teaching and Learning
  • INTE 534 Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology
  • INTE 535 Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation of Assistive Technology (elective beginning fall 2023)
  • INTE 536 Assessment and Evaluation in Instructional Technology (elective beginning fall 2023)
  • INTE 589 Instructional Technology Research and Product Development

  • INTE 537 Game-Based Learning
  • INTE 538 mLearning
  • INTE 539 Special Topics in Instructional Technology
  • INTE 540 Planning and Managing Technology Projects
  • INTE 541 IT Leadership and Administrative Technology
  • INTE 542 IT Internship
  • One advisor approved course outside of the instructional technology program

View more information about this program through the University’s catalog.


Admission to the MA degree program requires the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

A completed application package includes unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended, three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and a Graduate School application.

Application Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall admission – July 1
  • Spring admission – November 1
  • Summer admission – April 15

This program does not lead to certification or licensure in P-12 education.


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