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MS in Instructional Design and Technology

Build new skills to transform learning

An MS in Instructional Design and Technology from the Quinnipiac School of Education prepares you with the practical skills you need to develop effective and engaging learner-centered experiences. You will explore the science behind how people learn and concrete strategies for putting those theories into practice. In your courses, you'll gain hands-on experience leveraging instructional technology and pedagogical strategies to design learning environments that directly meet the needs of your learners. No previous technical expertise is required.

30 Total Credits

5 Semesters To Complete 100% Online

#1 in CT U.S. News & World Report 2022

The rise of digital workspaces and web-based classrooms in a post-COVID landscape has fueled a growing need for instructional designers. K-12 classrooms, universities and corporations all require individuals who possess the abilities to create effective learning materials that help keep learner development on track. Instructional design is a dynamic field that provides career opportunities across a variety of settings and industries. To help prepare you to thrive, Quinnipiac’s MS in Instructional Design and Technology:

  • Is recognized as the #1 ranked school for online graduate education programs in Connecticut according to U.S. News & World Report in 2022.

  • Provides a flexible curriculum that ensures you can align your studies to your personal and professional goals.

  • Offers a career-ready portfolio of your best work upon graduation to help you advance your role as an instructional designer.

  • Utilizes small classes allow for personal attention and feedback on your work.

  • Is a natural forum for sharing ideas and making personal connections through our close-knit community of faculty, students, and alumni.

Our Reputation

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report recognizes our online programs among the top online graduate education programs in the country.

Top 10 Best for Vets

Victory Media recognizes Quinnipiac among the top 10 "Best for Vets" schools in the United States.

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Your Future Is Bright

Recent statistics highlight the career benefits of earning your MS in Instructional Design and Technology:

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11,500 New Instructional Design Jobs

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there will be 11,500 new instructional design jobs created through 2028, outpacing the national average.

67% of Job Openings

As of July 2021, 67% of all instructional designer job openings on LinkedIn are less than a month old, signaling a rising demand, specifically among universities and multinational organizations.

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$62.6K Average Salary

PayScale estimates the average instructional designer salary to be $62,649 nationwide with senior positions netting an average of 14% higher salaries.

Why Our Graduates Love Quinnipiac

Matt P.

"The structure of the program ensures that we have the theoretical background as well as the practical application."

Naneka B.

"Quinnipiac's program was more affordable than others I researched. It was also set up in a way that I could finish the program in five consecutive semesters which worked well for my personal schedule. I liked that I could choose the courses that were most relevant to my profession and career trajectory."

Viki S.

"I was surprised by the collaborative nature of the online environment. I was expecting a more solitary experience, but the group projects and discussions really made me feel a part of a community."

Kate G.

"The online environment that was created by the IDN program professionals was supportive and eased my comfort level quickly. This was the first time taking an online class and I quickly learned the ins and outs of the expectations."

Joan A.

"I was offered an opportunity to do free-lance instructional design projects for a local training and development company while finishing my degree and was hired full-time three months later."

Sharee B.

"The MS in Instructional Design and Technology program pushes you outside your boundaries and you find a strength you didn’t know you had. It's a small amount of time for a lifetime of learning."

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Ready to drive better learning outcomes in any environment with an MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Quinnipiac? Complete the form to receive:

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