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Instructional Design and Technology, MA

  • Two students work together on an assignment in an Adult and Community Education classroom.


    The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology is offered at our Indiana main campus and at IUP’s Monroeville Graduate and Professional Center. The program can be completed either full or part time at both locations.

    Instructional Design and Technology program

    The IUP Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) is a new program built on over 40 years of experience in adult education and 20 years of experience in instructional design.  The IDT program employs a theory-to-practice approach that encourages students to relate course content to their careers and specific areas of interest. 

    Blended Format to Fit Your Busy Schedule

    Designed for the working professional, there are limited course meeting times. Most of the work can be completed online. Online work engages students not only with projects, but with other students and the instructors for a rich rewarding learning experience. The entire master’s program can be completed in two years attending part time.

    Gain the Knowledge and Credentials to Design and Teach Online

    No other program prepares you better to be an instructional designer, trainer, and educator in today’s technological world.

    Prepare for a career in instructional design, distance education, and the development of online courses for business and industry, higher education, health care, government, and many other professional settings.

    Choose whether you want to complete the thesis or non-thesis option.

    Acquire a balance of academic courses and practical field experience.

    Develop knowledge and skills in a variety of topics, including:

    • Instructional design
    • Learning management systems
    • Distance education technology
    • Adult learning and development
    • Program planning
    • Leadership
    • Distance education pedagogy
    • Program evaluation
    • Website design 

    For More Information, Contact:

    Dr. Jacqueline McGinty
    Instructional Design and Technology Program Coordinator
    104 Davis Hall
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Indiana, PA  15705