Department of
Instructional Design & Technology

Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology


Program Description

The Instructional Design and Technology Department offers a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Technology delivered both on-campus and online. This degree prepares individuals for leadership in the design, development, and integration of technology and online learning into teaching and private sector training.

Individuals obtaining the IDT degree serve as instructional designers/trainers in business, industry, healthcare, military, and post-secondary institutions; charged with training, development, and eLearning programs within their organizations. Others are practicing P-12 educators who wish to improve the quality of curriculum, instruction, and student learning through appropriate integration of technology into the classroom.


Admission Requirements*

The following is required to be admitted to the Department of Instructional Design and Technology:

  1. Admission to Emporia State University Graduate School.
  2. Official transcripts of all college work.
  3. GPA of 2.75 or more based on the 4-point scale in last 60 hours of college course work for those completing a master’s degree or in the last 30 graduate hours from a previously completed master’s degree.

*International applicants have additional requirements; visit to find out more.

Degree Requirements

Degree Candidacy Requirements

Upon satisfactory fulfillment of the admission criteria and completion of the first 6-12 hours, the student will be admitted to candidacy for the degree sought. Candidacy is the formal approval for pursuit of a graduate degree after it is determined all specified admission criteria have been met. Students are expected to continuously demonstrate personal characteristics appropriate to the profession, maintain a 3.0 GPA or better through their MS program, and file a degree plan with their advisor.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a master's degree from this department, students must accomplish the following:

  • Complete the program of study.
  • Maintain a B average (a grade lower than a C cannot be used).


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