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Master of Science (MS), Instructional Design and Learning Technology

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Learning Technology program shows you how to develop detailed learning programs and launch a rewarding career. As an instructional designer or learning technologist, you’ll collaborate with educators and other subject matter experts to create courses and materials that achieve specific learning objectives. Instructional design provides the architecture for teaching. As a four-time Apple Distinguished School, we can show you how to optimize the latest innovations and effectively implement technology into the classroom. This fully online program can be completed in as little as one year.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

30

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 30
Program Type: MS
Location: Online
Time to Complete: 12 Months or 18 Months
Start Date: Fall: Session A | Spring: Session A | Summer: Session A
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

The Master of Science Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technology prepares you to develop and implement advanced training methods, giving you skills for a broad range of instructional technology and educational technology degree roles.

Career Outlook

Your degree could lead to jobs in elementary, secondary, or higher education, government, or firms that have a need for thoughtfully designed learning and training programs. Potential positions include corporate trainer, curriculum coordinator, instructional systems designer, learning solutions developer, or training specialist. In South Carolina and around the region, technology-savvy professionals are needed to satisfy the increase in online and blended learning programs.



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Knowledge You’ll Gain

The Master of Science Education in Instructional Design and Learning Technology prepares you to develop and implement advanced training methods, giving you skills for a broad range of instructional technology and educational technology degree roles.

Career Outlook

Your degree could lead to jobs in elementary, secondary, or higher education, government, or firms that have a need for thoughtfully designed learning and training programs. Potential positions include corporate trainer, curriculum coordinator, instructional systems designer, learning solutions developer, or training specialist. In South Carolina and around the region, technology-savvy professionals are needed to satisfy the increase in online and blended learning programs.



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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official undergraduate

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Additional Admission Requirements

NA

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is two (2) weeks before a term start date.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): Yes
Program Director:
Dr. Katie Wolfe-Burleson (interim)
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
30 Credit Hours – Program Requirements
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