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Online Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed.) and Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology

Where Modern Educators and Trainers Learn the Technology of Tomorrow

Mount St. Mary’s synchronous and asynchronous online Instructional Design and Technology master’s program (M.Ed.) and graduate certificate will help you master cutting edge learning management software, learning technologies and more while giving you the confidence to lead instructional design initiatives in a variety of settings. Designed with working adults in mind, your degree can be completed synchronously and asynchronously online and at your own pace within prescribed module deadlines. Whether you’re looking to advance in your career or enter this growing field, our program offers a balance of convenience and hands-on learning to help you achieve your goals.

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The online Instructional Design and Technology master’s program (M.Ed.) is part of the School of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

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About the Program

The Mount’s fully online Instructional Design and Technology program prepares you to create engaging and dynamic instructional materials utilizing state-of-the-art instructional technology and software systems. Graduates complete the program with the skills, knowledge and poise to design, develop and deliver accessible web content, training materials and curriculum with an emphasis on technology-based learning.

Looking to change your career and learn new skills? Deepen what you know while adding in-demand, real-world technology experience in growing industries such as educational and corporate training and instructional design for higher education, healthcare, and more. Whatever your goals, the Mount is here to help you achieve them.

The program dives into current trends in instructional design, the role of distance education, and how to confidently integrate technology into teaching and learning. Flexible and hands on, the Mount’s online Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed.) and Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology program can be completed entirely online, synchronously and asynchronously, both full-time or part-time.

Our expert faculty are involved every step of the way, guiding you through real-life instructional design projects and coursework. You’ll learn how to plan and deliver research-based professional development, implement instructional design principles, address issues of security, privacy and accessibility, and incorporate legal and ethical considerations in technology use.

Our acclaimed M.Ed. and certificate program is recognized for:

  • Offering working adults an education that’s both convenient and experiential.
  • Attentive and engaged instructors.
  • Accreditation by AAQEP.

Affordability & Financial Aid

Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time and program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs.

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology (M.Ed.)

  • $21,600 – Estimated total cost of program tuition, including fees.*
  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 classes) at $600 per credit.*
  • Employees of partnership organizations will receive 20% tuition discount for all credit-bearing courses.
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) graduate credits.
  • No application fee.

Instructional Design and Technology Certificate

  • $9,000 – Estimated total cost of program, including tuition and fees.*
  • Cost is based on 15 credits (5 classes) at $600 per credit.
  • No application fee.

*Tuition and fees represent 2023-24 rates, effective July 1, 2023. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans.

The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local school systems, businesses, and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college.

Not sure if you qualify for financial aid? Learn more from our financial aid office.

Admissions & Application

  • Classes begin: Every semester.
  • Admissions: Rolling.
  • No application fee.

Application Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited institutions attended after high school.

For questions, please contact Assistant to the Dean of the School of Education Mary Newton at newton@msmary.edu.