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Master of Science in

Instructional Design and Technology

Graduates of our MS in Instructional Design and Technology program should feel equipped to solve a variety instructional challenges; evaluate, select, and use technology and multimedia tools; and ultimately create and deliver high-quality online programs and interactive courseware.

To see if you're on track, read through the program outcomes and required core courses and electives below. Please note: students must follow degree requirements effective at time of matriculation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your student advisor with any questions about completing your degree.

Program outcomes:

  • Apply evidence-based learning science, pedagogical principles, and design thinking to the design, development, facilitation, and assessment of online courses and programs.
  • Develop digital learning experiences using various models of instructional systems design.
  • Design interactive, adaptive, and accessible multimedia-based instructional content.
  • Evaluate and integrate instructional technologies, platforms, and collaborative tools for use in diverse instructional settings and applications.
  • Resolve instructional challenges though the application of outcomes-based and competency-based learning and assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrate effective communication strategies and stakeholder management skills in the leadership of instructional design projects and teams.

Required Courses

RIDT 101
Principles of Online Instructional Design
RIDT 110
Foundations of Instructional Technology for E-Learning
RIDT 115
Digital Ethics & The Legal Landscape of Instructional Design
RIDT 130
Advanced Instructional Design & Assessment Strategies
RIDT 140
Managing Instructional Design Projects
RIDT 150
Instructional Design and Technology Practicum

Electives (choose four)

RCOM 202
Communication for Effective Leadership
RIDT 120
Learning Management Systems for Course Development
RIDT 155
Business Requirements Analysis
RIDT 165
Adaptive and Game-Based E-Learning Design
RIDT 170
Interactive Multimedia Courseware Design
RIDT 180
Learning Analytics
RIDT 290
Special Topics in Instructional Design and Technology
RUCD 101
Innovation and User-Centered Design
RUCD 120
Cognitive and Social Psychology of User-Centered Design

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