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

How long will it take?

  • A minimum of 36 semester hours is required to receive your degree
  • 4 semesters or 1.5 years

Where can I take classes?
Online

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

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

Instructional Design and Technology, M.S.

The online M.S. degree in Instructional Design and Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel as instructional designers and technologists in industry, non-profits and government entities. As a professional educator, you will combine the knowledge of the learning process, instructional systems theory and various forms of media and learning environments to create effective and efficient learning experiences.

This program no longer requires a GRE score for application. Visit the “Admissions Requirements” tab for more details.

We offer:

    • Access to high-quality internships in the metro Atlanta area
    • Taught by leading professionals in business, healthcare and non-profit sectors

Note: The program does not lead to certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Instructional Design and Technology, M.S.

The online M.S. degree in Instructional Design and Technology provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel as instructional designers and technologists in industry, non-profits and government entities. As a professional educator, you will combine the knowledge of the learning process, instructional systems theory and various forms of media and learning environments to create effective and efficient learning experiences.

This program no longer requires a GRE score for application. Visit the “Admissions Requirements” tab for more details.

We offer:

    • Access to high-quality internships in the metro Atlanta area
    • Taught by leading professionals in business, healthcare and non-profit sectors

Note: The program does not lead to certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

What does it cost?

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

How long will it take?

  • A minimum of 36 semester hours is required to receive your degree
  • 4 semesters or 1.5 years

Where can I take classes?
Online

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Online

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

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

Program Highlights

You will learn to…

  • Analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate instructional materials
  • Identify and analyze instructional goals of learners
  • Develop assessment instruments to measure learning objectives
  • Design online, mobile and interactive instructional materials using advanced software (for example, Adobe eLearning Suite, Articulate, Camtasia)

Ideal Candidate

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Aspires to pursue a career related to instructional technology
  • Seeks a position in professional training and development
  • Has basic computing skills

Careers

Our graduates have found careers at:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Coca-Cola
  • Home Depot
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Georgia Tech

Career Pathways

  • Curriculum developer
  • Instructional designer
  • eLearning designer
  • Training and development leader
  • Professional trainer

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

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

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master’s degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

IMPORTANT: Georgia State University is not authorized to deliver online academic programs to out-of-state students residing in Kentucky and Massachusetts. If you reside in one of these states, you may consider attending classes on-site.

Program of Study

Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology

Professional Studies (6)
Select One Course (3):

  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
  • LT 8300 Design Research in Practice (3)

Select One Course (3):

  • EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)
  • EPY 8070 Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning (3)
  • LT 8100 Introduction to the Learning Sciences (3)

Major (27)
Required (12):

  • LT 7100 Design of Performance and Instructional Systems (3)
  • LT 7150 Analysis of Performance and Instructional Systems (3)
  • LT 8000 Foundations of Instructional Technology (3)
  • LT 8150 Project Management for Instructional Designers (3)

Select five (15):

  • LT 7110 Instructional Design for School-Based Settings (3)
  • LT 7360 Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments (3)
  • LT 7777 Inventing to Learn (3)
  • LT 8050 Evaluation and Assessment of Online Learning (3)
  • LT 8100 Introduction to the Learning Sciences (3)*
  • LT 8110 Leadership in Instructional Technology (3)
  • LT 8200 Diffusion and Adoption of Technological Innovation (3)
  • LT 8300 Design Research in Practice (3)*
  • LT 8360 E-Learning Design and Development (3)
  • LT 8390 Analysis of Education, Training, and Performance Support Centers (3)
  • LT 8400 Developing Digital Multimedia for Learning (3)
  • LT 8420 Topics in Instructional Technology (3)
  • LT 8440 eLearning Environments (3)
  • LT 8700 Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (3)
  • Other courses may be selected with consent of advisor.

*LT 8100 and LT 8300 can count in the professional studies area or in the electives area but not both.

Internship (3)
Required (3):

  • LT 8660 Internship in Instructional Technology (3)

Students must have completed at least 24 semester hours of program coursework before taking LT 8660.

Exit Requirement: Students must achieve a satisfactory score on a written departmental examination and successfully present a portfolio of their work in instructional design and technology.

Program total: minimum of 36 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.

Description

Additional information

campus

Online

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Mike Law
mlaw@gsu.edu
404-413-8426

Learning Sciences
DLSRecruitment@gsu.edu
404-413-8040

Mailing Address & Office Location
Learning Sciences
7th floor, suite 750
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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