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MS Instructional Design & Technology

MS Instructional Design & Technology

The on campus and online Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program prepares individuals for leadership in the systematic design, development, implementation, evaluation, and management of technology-rich learning in a variety of settings. Individuals obtaining the IDT degree serve as instructional designers/trainers in business, industry, health professions, and the military and are charged with training, development, and eLearning programs within their organizations. Other graduates hold leadership positions in P-12 and post-secondary institutions. In addition to positions in the workplace, graduates regularly choose to pursue their Ph.D. degrees in IDT at top-ranked universities.

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What can you do with a degree in Instructional Design & Technology?

  • Instructional Designer/Developer
  • eLearning Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Multi-media developer
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Instructional Technology Coordinator


Requirements and Courses

  • ESU Graduate Application ($40 US; $75 international) Application form, Transcripts
  • GPA of 2.75 or more based on a 4-point scale in undergraduate study
  • Resume
  • Two current recommendations
  • Access to the Internet and possess a multimedia capable computer
  • Writing Competency (no fee); 500 to 700 word formal paper describing experiences and career goals involving instructional design and technology and interest in completing a graduate degree.
  • 36 credit hour program
  • Comprehensive capstone master's project
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  • Assist faculty with the instruction of courses conducted in The Teachers College PC and Macintosh computer labs.
  • Assist faculty with the design, development, and instruction of media-rich, face-to-face and online courses.
  • Minimum stipend approximately $7200 for fall/spring semesters
  • Must work 20 hrs. per week
  • Full tuition waiver each semester (must pay fees)
  • Subsidized graduate assistant health insurance available
  • Must apply at

Quick Facts

The IDT program maintains one of the nation's largest and most prestigious Instructional Design and Technology master's programs.

All MS in IDT program courses are offered both on-campus and online.

IDT faculty members hold key leadership positions on the Kansas Association for Educational Communications and Technology (KAECT) executive committee.

Recently, two IDT student teams earned honors in the AECT/PacifiCorp Instructional Design and Development Competition.

The IDT program produces over 40 well-trained, in-demand master's degree graduates per year.

IDT faculty members hold key leadership positions on the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) board of directors, executive committee, and research & theory division.

IDT has been delivering rich and engaging online and face-to-face courses for over 18 years.