Why ODU for Instructional Design and Technology?

With ODU's online master's of science (MS) online program focusing on instructional design and technology, you'll graduate prepared to enter an in-demand field. Whether you're looking for a career in instructional technology or preparation for a Ph.D. in this field, this degree will help you get there.

Our wide variety of course offerings will give you a strong background in both the theory and practice of the industrial design and technology field. You will have the option of earning a certificate in Modeling and Simulation as a topic of study in the program.

This MSEd is listed under Secondary Education with a concentration in ID&T. It does not offer licensure in secondary education. Interested in becoming a teacher? Contact us to learn more.

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Instructional Design & Technology Master's Required Courses

  • 30-36 credit hours

Your required courses for this program will cover topics such as:

  • instructional design
  • applied cognition
  • distance education
  • evaluation and assessment
  • quantitative and qualitative research.

You also will choose electives in your area of interest.

Online Learning Environment

Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Careers in Instructional Design & Technology

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

This program does not lead to licensure in secondary education. GRE or MAT is required. Admission decisions are based on several criteria including GPA (undergraduate and any graduate work) and GRE or MAT scores.

Please visit the department's web site for complete admission details.

When you apply, please select "Secondary Education - Instructional Technology (MSEd)" in ODU's graduate application.

Want to get started now?

You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.