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Master of Arts (MA) in
Instructional Technology


Program Overview

The online Master of Arts in Instructional Technology program is 100% online, top-ranked and designed to teach you to engage learners in corporate, government, health care and educational environments. Students can explore the foundations of instructional design and technology, game-based learning, mobile learning, project management, third-party tools (Articulate 360 Rise and Storyline) and other current trends. We offer in-state tuition rates for all, and grants and scholarships are available to help you achieve your educational goals.

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Choose Your Course Path

Our program is designed with busy working adults in mind. Students complete 30 credit hours, including five core courses and the opportunity to customize your learning from among 10 electives. The courses are offered on a semester basis (fall, spring, and summer), and our 100% online format enables you to set your own pace; students typically complete the program in just 18 months. Our faculty members are instructional technology and design experts, bringing real-world experience and up-to-date knowledge to the classroom.

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 a comprehensive portfolio showcasing projects completed throughout the MA in Instructional Technology program.

All majors are welcome to apply. Please note that this program does not lead to certification or licensure in P-12 education.

Real-World Experience Through Internships

As part of the curriculum electives, you’ll have the opportunity to gain practical experience through an internship. Apply what you’ve learned in real-world settings with organizations such as Tesla, Cracker Barrel, Cradlepoint and many others. You’ll be more attractive to employers after graduation when you can demonstrate you’ve already used your skills to help a modern business.

Design Your Future

Graduates of our master’s in Instructional Technology program pursue doctoral degrees or secure positions as instructional designers, technologists, managers, e-learning developers and more. Our alums are working with national and regional companies, including USAA, Texas Roadhouse, Cigna and EC-Council, among others.

  • 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 allow them to focus on their own areas of interest. 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 589 Instructional Technology Research and Product Development

  • INTE 535 Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation of Assistive Technology
  • INTE 536 Assessment and Evaluation in Instructional Technology
  • 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.

Jobs for graduates of an instructional design master’s program

Creates engaging training programs and materials for employees at organizations. Adapts instructional content for different audiences and learning modalities.

Designs academic curricula and learning standards for K-12 schools or universities. Aligns instructional content with educational goals and assessment methods.

Develops and delivers training seminars on workplace skills to employees at companies. Evaluates effectiveness of training programs and recommends improvements.

Uses technology tools to create interactive online courses and training modules. Incorporates multimedia content to optimize student engagement and knowledge retention.

Manages curriculum, teaching standards, and faculty at schools and universities. Oversees education budgets, policies and strategic planning initiatives.

Evaluates and recommends educational hardware, software and tools for classrooms. Provides technical support and training to teachers on instructional technology systems.

Crafts engaging online experiences that facilitate self-paced learning. Uses data analytics to refine online education platforms and customize content.

Provides one-on-one support to help students succeed academically. Identifies learning gaps and designs interventions to improve student outcomes.

Leads team of instructional designers on creation of employee training programs. Sets best practices for instructional design and oversees quality standards.

Advises organizations on training program development and implementation. Conducts learning needs analyses and aligns training initiatives with business goals.


Admission to the Master of Arts in Instructional Technology degree program requires the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or a 3.0 average for the last 60 hours in a degree program, or a 3.0 or higher in a completed graduate degree program to be considered for regular admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Completed UA Graduate School application

Applications are accepted each semester. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semester.

Priority application deadlines:

  • Fall admission – July 1
  • Spring admission – Nov. 1
  • Summer admission – April 15

This program does not lead to certification or licensure.


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