The 30-credit master of science in instructional design curriculum is made up of 15 credits of required foundations courses that cover theoretical foundations of instructional design, learning theory and design for learning. You may then select four elective courses that allow you to customize your degree based on your particular objectives and professional needs. Electives cover instructional design applications in a variety of settings, including:

  • Designing learning experiences for universities
  • Technology for the K-12 classroom
  • Training in corporate and nonprofit environments

The coursework is rounded out with a comprehensive, three-credit capstone experience that gives you the opportunity to prepare a well-developed design proposal and project that leverages the technologies and instructional design analyses that you've learned throughout your studies.

Required Foundation Courses (15 credits):
Course Title Credits
Theoretical Foundations of Education
IDN 525 Instructional Design for Digital Environments 3
IDN 526 Cognitive Science and Educational Design 3
IDN 527 Society, Culture, and Learning 3
Design Foundations
IDN 528 Collaborative Design of Digital Environments 3
IDN 529 Educational Media Design Lab 3
Elective Courses (choose four - 12 credits):
Production, Implementation & Evaluation
IDN 530 Web Design for Instruction 3
IDN 531 Design for Interactive Educational Environments 3
IDN 532 Design and Development of Online Learning 3
IDN 533 Producing Educational Video and Digital Training 3
IDN 534 Implementing Digital Media for Learning 3
IDN 535 New Directions in Digital Environments for Learning 3
IDN 536 Independent Study 3
IDN 537 Designing and Utilizing Assistive Learning Technologies 3
Capstone Experience (3 credits):
IDN 550 Capstone 3

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.