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Master’s in Instructional Design, MS

Master’s in Instructional Design

The Master of Science in Instructional Design degree will prepare students to oversee designing instruction at any level. Working through a curriculum balanced between theoretical and hands-on instruction, students will learn the tools, models, and theory associated with instructional design and gain experience in all aspects of the instructional design process.  

Throughout this instructional design master’s online program, you will be exposed to critical knowledge and skills that span this dynamic field. You can learn to perform education research, curriculum development, and design educational programs from the ground up. You can also gain valuable skills related to performance improvement and evaluation strategies. The degree will prepare students to serve as instructional designers in academic and non-academic environments. 


Program at a Glance

30

Credit Hours

$551

Cost per Credit

100%

Online

Global

Accelerated Learning

Global Spotlight

At Lindenwood, we’ve designed a more accelerated, career-focused education model rooted in a 190-year-plus history of academic excellence, propelled by the aspirations of students like you.

  • Accelerated
  • Personalized
  • Accessible Learning
  • Student-Focused

Course Spotlight

The seeds of effective curriculum are planted by instructional designers who possess a broad understanding of academic theory, design models, the needs of modern learners, and diverse learning environments. The master’s in instructional design curriculum at Lindenwood University was designed by educators with years of professional experience in a wide variety of academic environments. Their passion is teacher education. Instructional design online courses include: 

  • Designing for Active Learning  
  • Learning Theories and Instructional Design Models   
  • Assessment and Evaluation  
  • Educational Research 

Admissions Requirements

For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals. 
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended. 
  • Additional requirements, such as program interview, letters of recommendation, a portfolio, an audition, GRE/GMAT test scores, or other requirements identified by the academic school in which a candidate is seeking acceptance. Additional requirements may also be requested dependent on application criteria as requested by University Admissions. 

Once the application is submitted, an admissions counselor will contact the applicant to answer any questions and assist in the admission process. 

Tuition Details

The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to nine credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you want to move beyond teaching and learn how to design curriculum and education programs, this degree is a great option. This credential can open professional opportunities in a variety of education focused businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

After completing your instructional design degree online, you can make a greater impact in education-based settings. You can help design curriculum for private businesses that offer education services. When you contact us about this program, we will discuss the kinds of career paths where you have a passion for making an impact.

Earning your master’s level degree in instructional design can open new doors and increase your impact in the field of education. You can learn to become a leader who understands how to analyze, design, and implement sound curriculum for today’s learners.

Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?

Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community. Our instructional design degree online program continues this tradition of academic excellence through innovative education technology.

Quality

Quality

We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.

Affordability

Affordability

We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.

Career-Focused

Career-Focused

Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.

Support

Support

We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.

We are committed to helping you succeed.

Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.

Are you searching for the right accelerated master’s degree in instructional design and technology online program? Contact Lindenwood University today to find out how we infuse our online programs with the quality and personal attention you expect from a traditional classroom-based program. 

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