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M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology

Gain the knowledge and skills to design, develop, and meaningfully integrate technology and media to enhance learning and training opportunities. Whether your goal is to work in higher education or the corporate world, enter the growing, in-demand field of instructional design.

Quick Facts

12-14 months

Program duration for full-time students


Your Program Begins When You Choose


Accepted Year Round


Cost per credit hour for Ohio residents (*Scholarships available)

Work at your own pace

The MA in Instructional Design and Technology is designed to meet you where you are. The flexibility of the fully asynchronous online program allows you to earn your degree without sacrificing the demands of your busy schedule. Students enrolled full-time can earn a degree in as little as 12-14 months.

Build a skills-based knowledge

Develop a foundational knowledge in the processes of instructional design and apply it to various technology tools and educational media. The program is designed to prepare and foster practitioners in the fields of instructional design, learning technologies, and educational media for various settings including business, industry, higher education, government, military and healthcare.

Get Started with Admission

To apply for the M.A. in Instructional Design and Technology online, you'll need:

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (with at least a 2.75 grade point average)
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement (500-750 words) on a topic pertinent to your professional reasons for pursuing the degree
  • Resume/CV
  • Two (2) professional letters of recommendation addressing one's potential for advanced graduate study

Invest in Your Future

  • Scholarships available: K-12 teachers can apply for the TEAM scholarship, which discounts tuition and fees.
  • Top value: Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. 
  • Strong ROI: Our Oxford campus ranked a top 20 online college for return on investment by OnlineU.
  • Career success: 98% of Master's graduates are successfully employed, continuing education, or in a volunteer/service program.

The Miami Student Experience

As a student in the Miami Online program, you’ll have the academic support you need to be successful, as well as the technical support and assistance with cost and aid you may need along the way.

What does the program look like for me?

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Begin Your Instructional Design Journey

Find yourself at the intersection of education, media, and technology and learn how far it can take you.