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What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 12 hours

Where will I take classes?

All required classes to earn a certificate can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

Instructional Design and Technology, Graduate Certificate

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Sanquinette Vaughn
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The online graduate certificate in instructional design and technology prepares you for jobs focusing on the creation of training and education materials. The four courses in the program (12 credit hours) are from the master of science curriculum of the same name. You can complete the graduate certificate to reach your career goals or move on to the full M.S. program.

Technology training needs have never been greater. Jobs for experts in managing e-Learning programs and performance support in the workplace are in high demand.

You will gain the skills necessary to design, develop, facilitate and manage learning and technology training programs, including HR training and human performance support systems.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the Instructional Design & Technology (online program), Graduate Certificate program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript(s): Undergraduate or a master’s degree required for admission consideration. Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended either electronically to [email protected] or by mailing directly to Georgia State University | Office of Admissions — Graduate School, P.O. Box 4018 Atlanta, GA 30302.


Program of Study

  • LT 7100 Design of Performance and Instructional Systems (3)
  • LT 7150 Analysis of Performance and Instructional Systems (3)
  • LT 8150 Project Management for Instructional Designers (3)
  • LT 8440 E-Learning Environments (3)

Program Total: minimum of 12 hours

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.


Students who complete the Instructional Design and Technology Certificate will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of learning theories and principles, models, tools and techniques that are applied to the systematic design of instruction.
  • Apply instructional design principles to the design, development and implementation of learning activities in their work environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively lead the design of instruction through planning, development, evaluation and management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage and lead all phases of an instructional design project.



The online program is for individuals interested in working in a variety of education, training and development areas, such as those found in business, industry, government agencies, military and nonprofit organizations.


Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

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Mailing Address & Office Location
Learning Sciences
College of Education & Human Development
Suite 750
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.