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MS in Instructional Design

The Master of Science in Instructional Design program at Saint Leo University offers students the chance to review strategies and techniques for developing instructional plans and materials in a variety of educational and training environments. Read on for more information about this online master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Instructional Design

School Offering Program:

Saint Leo University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the MS in Instructional Design program should have an academic background in education or education administration. Applicants to Saint Leo University's master's degree programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

From instructional analysis to collaborative efforts, the Master of Science in Instructional Design program at Saint Leo University is designed to address all aspects of the development, evaluation, and implementation of curricula content and training materials. Course topics might include learning theory principles, learning outcomes, performance assessments, data analysis, and current trends in instructional development. The design and implementation of e-Learning tools and instructional models for online learning environments could also be addressed. For the program's final project, students create a solution to a training need expressed by a nonprofit organization.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

36 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Saint Leo University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Instructional Design:

Students of this graduate program must complete 11 core courses and an applied project for a total of 36 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Leo University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Instructional Design
  • e-Learning Design
  • Principles of Learning Theory
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Design Frameworks e-Learning
  • Measuring Learning & Performance
  • Selected Topics in Instructional Design
  • Design for Learning
  • Program Evaluation
  • Diffusion and Adoption of Innovations: Change Management
  • Project Management for Instructional Design
  • Applied Project in Industrial Design

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After earning this Master of Science in Instructional Design, graduates might possess the knowledge of design techniques, technologies, and evaluation methods needed to oversee and assess course and materials development. They might seek work in public or private elementary, middle, or high schools; colleges or universities; trade schools; corporate training programs; or military training centers.

Positions graduates may be able to pursue include:

  • Curriculum specialist
  • Corporate trainer
  • Learning strategies director
  • Educational consultant
  • Instructional designer/developer

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