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Instructional Design and Technology M.A.

Jan. 10, 2022

Next Start Date

10

Courses Required

$640

Cost Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

College of Education and Human Services

Degree Awarded: Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology

Create Quality Learning Experiences

The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology offered by the College of Education and Human Services is designed to prepare individuals to apply cutting edge technologies and instructional design strategies to create quality learning experiences in public schools, higher education institutions, and corporate and non-profit organizations. You will help reshape the education process, so that it can be relevant to the current generation that is learning by applying cutting edge instructional technologies and design strategies in business, education, or technology.

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Learning Formats

Online Asynchronous


Start Date

January 10, 2022
May 16, 2022


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Instructional Design and Technologies Virtual Info Sessions have now been scheduled for Noon and 7:00 p.m. the second Monday of each month.

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Email: GPhillip@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: (304) 293-0915
Virtual Session: Schedule a virtual session with me.


“Being a WVU graduate and a first-generation college student, I’m happy to be back to help you navigate the WVU System. Something WVU Online wants to do is assist you in creating your sense of community and continuity, making sure you have the answers to any and all questions.”

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Program Details

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The growth in online education and training has created a demand for individuals who can apply cutting edge technologies and instructional design strategies to create quality learning experiences in public schools, higher education institutions, and corporate and non-profit organizations. The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology, offered by the College of Education and Human Services, prepares students for jobs as technology integration specialists or online curriculum specialists. Teachers looking for a master’s degree may also find this a perfect complement to undergraduate degrees.

In higher education, instructional designers develop online courses or work with faculty to create interactive classroom components. In addition, the IDT degree provides the foundation for additional doctoral study.

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Admission Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. An undergraduate degree from an accredited university. GRE or GMAT scores OR a narrative describing two years of professional work experience (individuals with 2+ years of work experience can ask to have the testing requirement waived).


Admissions

  • Apply with the online Graduate Application
  • Pay graduate application fee
  • Upload a cover letter describing work experience and goals for graduate study
  • Request official GRE or GMAT scores be sent to WVU (or a narrative, as described above)
  • Upload resume or vitae
  • Upload two letters of reference commenting on professional background and your plans for graduate study
  • Given the online nature of the majority of the courses, the enrollment in this program is not sufficient to satisfy visa requirements for international students in the United States.
  • Request official transcripts from all institutions attended (other than WVU) and
    1. Mail to:
      WVU Office of Graduate Admissions
      One Waterfront Place
      PO Box
      6510 Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
    2. or Email to: GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu

Application Deadlines:
Deadline for Spring 2022 is November 1
Deadline for Summer 2022 is April 1
Deadline for Fall 2022 is June 30

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Instructional Design and Technology M.A. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $640.

Total Degree Cost

$19,200 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $640
3 $1,920
6 $3,840
9 $5,760

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Instructional Design and Technology M.A. degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.

Instructional Designer and Technologist
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Training and Development Specialist
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Education Professor
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Education Administrator - Postsecondary
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Instructional Coordinator
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Information Technology Project Manager
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Secondary School Teacher
Projected Growth: 4-6%

Education Administrator - Elementary and Secondary
Projected Growth: 4-6%


Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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