MS in Instructional Design and Technology

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Create, Engage and Teach with a Master’s in Instructional Design

In an age where a better-educated workforce often leads to better, more competitive organizations, the new mantra needs to be “train smarter, not harder.” But how do you teach a diverse student population that learns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, wherever they are? As the fastest-growing nonprofit university in the country, Southern New Hampshire University has utilized years of educational development expertise to shape a master’s in instructional design that blends technology with classic pedagogies to meet the needs of today’s students and global organizations.

Whether you are building educational content for business, healthcare, military, K-12 or higher education, SNHU’s Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology balances proven learning research, theory and design with the application of appropriate technology. This master’s degree program will prepare you to develop content and delivery methods for the contemporary classroom – from the traditional campus lecture hall and study groups at the library to online learning using laptops, smartphones and other mobile devices to on-site field training.

Inspired By Our Experience, Built On Our Expertise

Developed with proven adult learning theory and designed to take advantage of ever-advancing technology, SNHU's MS in Instructional Design and Technology expands on standards of course design that we have been advancing since 1996. The lessons learned in this program can be used to improve the effectiveness of corporate training, instruct military personnel around the world in specialized skills, and develop effective coursework for K-12 and higher education.

Advantages of the Online MS in Instructional Design and Technology:

  • One of the most affordable online master’s in instructional design programs
  • Offered by a respected, private, nonprofit, fully accredited university
  • An 80-year history of graduating successful professionals
  • Exceptional student support - dedicated advisors, 24/7 help desk, career services and more.
  • Program is developed and taught by real-world experts with years of instructional design, educational technology and curriculum development experience
  • No GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • The ability to earn your master’s in instruction development technology in as few as 15 months, with two courses per 10-week term
  • The only university on Fast Company’s 2012 World’s Most Innovative Companies list

Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is based in Manchester, N.H., with satellite campuses in Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua, N.H., and Brunswick, Maine. Our online degree programs, offered since 1996, have won several awards, including Best of Business and Best Buy. SNHU is a GI Jobs Military Friendly School, an honor extended for our commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.

Admission Requirements

Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options.  Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.

Candidates are also required to submit a resume.

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