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Instructional Design and Learning Technology Master's Degree

Innovative instructional programs are increasingly critical to success in a variety of fields – from education to industry. EKU’s 100% online instructional design and learning technology (IDLT) program prepares you to integrate current and emerging technology as you learn to design, facilitate and evaluate effective learning programs. The IDLT program offers a systematic approach to improving learning outcomes by developing consistent, quality instructional products and experiences. Graduates leave the program with a professional portfolio showcasing their skills and accomplishments and are prepared to take on key roles in the growing field of instructional design. 


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 30 hours
Tuition: $611 per credit hour
                  $325 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 12 hours*
Career Options: Instructional coordinator, curriculum designers, corporate trainers, academic coaches, training developers, web trainers, technical writer, Chief Academic Officer curriculum developer, director of instructional design librarian, director of instructional technology, director of training & development, distance education specialist, EdTech curriculum developer, education program manager, employee trainer, training manager


Gain a competitive edge with a concentration

As part of the instructional design and learning technology program you can choose between two specialty concentrations, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. Options include:

Online Learning Design
Create digital learning products and tools for use in everything from online college courses to corporate workforce training. Learn how to plan for and develop content, structure, timing, pedagogical strategies, learning activity sequence, and the type and frequency of assessments required.

Course topics include:

  • Multimedia for Learning
  • Online Learning Design
  • Instruction for Diverse Learners
  • Training the Modern Workforce

User Experience Design
Create products that provide relevant and meaningful user experiences and interactions. Learn how to use graphic design principles to develop engaging, effective and easy to use interfaces for learning, game, software systems training materials and more.

Course topics include:

  • Graphic Design for Learning
  • User Experience Design
  • Game Design for Learning
  • Instruction for Diverse Learners

What sets our program apart?
Students will acquire not only specialized foundational and theoretical knowledge of the field, but also hone relevant, industry-accepted skills while making connections with current practitioners. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as multimedia for learning, making data-driven decisions, online learning design, and training the modern workforce.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • No GRE required
  • Complete your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Assemble a professional portfolio as you complete your coursework
  • Internship opportunities and the chance to network with professionals in the field
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.