• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    36
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
    $437.70
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit
    $525.24

Instructional Systems Technology, MSEd

Master Of Science In Education

Instructional systems technology (IST) is a discipline that focuses on ways to improve learning and performance for students of all ages and in a wide range of settings. It studies the ways people acquire, process, and share information in order to create the most effective learning environments and instructional tools.

The IU Online MSEd in Instructional Systems Technology includes core courses in instructional technology foundations, the instructional design and development processes, and evaluation and change in the instructional development process. You learn to design effective instructional materials that can be delivered through print, video, and computers. You build and test processes, products, and services that are ready to use in education and/or training settings.

A degree in instructional systems technology has applications not just in educational settings, but also in corporations, government, military, and nonprofit organizations. You prepare to solve instructional problems and tackle human performance issues, from training factory workers to use new equipment, to developing a change management plan for introducing new management practices in a global company.

Your IU Online MSEd in Instructional Systems Technology prepares you for such careers as:

  • E-learning developer 
  • Instructional designer 
  • Corporate trainer 
  • Technology coordinator  
  • Online learning specialist  
  • Technology integration specialist  
  • Computer learning lab coordinator  
  • Online teacher, mentor or trainer  
  • Educational software consultant 

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the MS in Instructional Systems Technology, you must complete 36 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • IST core courses (15 credit hours) 
  • IST specialization courses (12 credit hours) 
  • Courses outside of the major (9 credit hours) 

Admissions

To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor's degree 
  2. 2.7 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

Complete an online application that includes:

  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • Resume (international students only)
  • TOEFL score (minimum 79) or IELTS score (minimum 6.5) - international students only 

Courses

Core
EDUC-R 511Instructional and Performance Technologies Foundations3 Credits
EDUC-R 521Design and Development of Instructional and Performance Interventions3 Credits
EDUC-R 541Instructional Development and Production: Design Thinking3 Credits
EDUC-R 561Evaluation of Instructional and Performance Improvement Systems3 Credits
EDUC-R 621Analysis for Instructional & Performance Improvement3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $437.70
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1313.10
Note: 

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $525.24
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1575.72
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