OTS - Business & Industry Training (MS)

Prepare to lead.

Business and Industry TrainingThis graduate degree is directed at individuals who are trainers, or wish to become trainers in business, industry, or government. Trainers teach and/or develop curriculum for both technical and job-related skills to adult populations.

This degree will provide graduates with knowledge and skills in the areas of instructional strategies and technology, curriculum development, administration, and research. Graduates enter business, industry, and government as instructional facilitators, designers or developers.


Your coursework includes:

  • 9 credit hours in core courses
  • 6 credit hours in research core courses
  • 6 credit hours in the Business and Industry Training concentration
  • 12 credit hours of elective courses

Please see the department's webpage for more details on curriculum for the Business and Industry Training concentration.

Admission Information

You can complete up to 12 graduate hours with a non-degree graduate application. All applicants to the Master of Science degree in Occupational and Technical Studies must meet university, college, and departmental requirements. In addition, you should have prior academic work associated with this area of study.

For details about admission, continuance, and other program requirements, please visit the department's web site.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Business & Industry Training Careers

  • Instructional designer
  • Training coordinator/ manager
  • Program developer/ evaluator
  • Curriculum Writer
  • Human Resources
  • Training
  • Technical Specialist

Calculating Cost

Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $464
Students living outside of Virginia $501
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $1160

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.