Department of
Instructional Design & Technology

Master of Science in Instructional Design & Technology

 Course Rotation

The IDT master's degree program can be completed fully online, fully face-to-face, or as a blend of the two environments. 

Starting Fall 2018, core classes will be offered in a seven-week block format to allow students in the Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology program to complete the degree faster. With this option, students have the option of taking a maximum of 12 credit hours a semester, allowing them to complete their degree in three semesters (two semesters and summer). This format will only be available to those completing the degree online. Each block will be seven weeks followed by a one week break. The only class that will remain a 16 week course is the IT899 Masters Project in IDT.

Online Core Classes are offered online during the Fall and Spring Semesters. While some electives are offered in the Fall and Spring, the majority of electives are offered online in the Summer Semester. Summer Electives will vary. The following courses are typically offered. Courses with * are tentatively scheduled.

Face-to-Face Classes are offered on campus in Visser Hall. Face-to-face core classes are only offered in specific semesters. Students need to plan ahead in order to finish within two years. Refer to this example course sequence for a face-to-face student.

The list of required courses for a master's in IDT is available here.

Semester Course Number Course Title Type of Course Credit Hrs
Fall / Spring IT 700 Foundations of Instructional Design & Technology Core / Online 3
Fall / Spring IT 710 Web Design Core / Online 3
Fall / Spring IT 800 Instructional Design Core / Online 3
Fall / Spring IT 810 Multimedia Design Core / Online 3
Fall / Spring IT 820 Designing and Developing Web-Based Instruction Core / Online 3
Fall / Spring IT 830 Contemporary Issues in Distance Education Core / Online 3
Fall / Spring IT 899 Masters Project in Instructional Design & Technology Core / Online 3
Fall IT 850* Corporate eLearning Elective / Online 3
Spring IT 743* Audio and Sound in eLearning or Adobe After Effects Elective / Online 3
Summer Electives typically offered; check schedule Online / Face-to-Face 3
Summer  IT 790 Learning Theories in Instructional Design & Technology
(will substitute for PY 805 or PY 722)
Core/Online
Summer IT 795 Research in Instructional Design & Technology
(will substitute for research class)
Core/Online
Fall IT 700 Foundations of Instructional Design & Technology Core / Face-to-Face 3
Fall IT 710 Web Design Core / Face-to-Face 3
Fall IT 810 Multimedia Design Core / Face-to-Face 3
Fall IT 830 Contemporary Issues in Distance Education Core / Face-to-Face 3
Fall IT 899 Masters Project in Instructional Design & Technology Core / Face-to-Face 3
Fall
 
IT 790
 
Learning Theories in Instructional Design & Technology
(will substitute for PY 805 or PY 722)
Core / Face-to-Face
 
3
 
Spring IT 800 Instructional Design Core / Face-to-Face 3
Spring IT 820 Designing and Developing Web-Based Instruction Core / Face-to-Face 3
Spring IT 899 Masters Project in Instructional Design & Technology Core / Face-to-Face 3
Spring
 
IT 795
 
Research in Instructional Design & Technology
(will substitute for research class)
Core / Face-to-Face
 
3
 

  

Course Sequence

The IDT graduate program can be completed fully online, fully face-to-face, or a blend of the two environments. The following course rotation will allow you to plan the sequence in which you take your courses.

Online 

MS_IDT Entry & Sequence NonThesis graphic

MS_IDT Entry & Sequence Thesis graphic

Face-to-Face

Year One

Fall - 9 credit hours

IT 700 - Foundations in Instructional Design & Technology (3 hrs)

IT 710 - Web Design (3 hrs)

IT 830 - Contemporary Issues in Distance Education (3 hrs)

Spring - 9 credit hours

IT 795 - Research in Instructional Design & Technology

IT 800 - Instructional Design

IT 820 - Designing and Developing Web-Based Instruction

Summer - 3 credit hours

IT 743 - Elective (TBA)

Year Two

Fall - 9 credit hours

IT 790 - Learning Theories in Instructional Design & Technology

IT 743 - Elective (TBA)

IT 810 - Multimedia Design

Spring - 6 credit hours

IT 743 - Elective (TBA)

IT 899 - Masters Project in Instructional Design & Technology