Instructional Design & Technology (M.S.)

Enhance instruction and training in business, government and industry through effective instructional design and use of technology.

Businesses, government offices and other organizations need to need to provide ongoing job training to managers, staff and employees. By earning a master’s degree in instructional design & technology from the University of North Dakota, you’ll be prepared to work as a training designer and/or developer. You’ll also be equipped to apply theoretical knowledge to achieve best practices.

Program Snapshot
Program type:
Master's Degree
On-campus or online
Est. time to complete:
2+ years
Credit hours:
34 (scholarly project option), 36 (thesis option)

Why Study Instructional Design Technology at UND?

In addition to core requirements, you'll take courses in: education or psychology, scholarly tools/research, electives and an area of emphasis.

Learn from leaders in the field, including an expert in the use of digital games for the classroom and problem-based learning. Gain practical experience with projects designed by faculty members who worked as professional instructional designers. Your instructors are committed to distance learning and are available to answer your questions by phone or email.

Students choose between two alternatives:

  • Thesis Option for pursuing a Ph.D.
  • Scholarly Project for planning to become a professional instructional designer

We offer a personal online experience with live evening classes (held to a 15-student maximum) and support services such as online tutoring, library and tech support. All students receive in-state tuition.