Instructional Design & Technology (MSEd)

Enter the expanding field of Instructional Design and Technology with an advanced degree.

The ID&T program at the Darden College of Education provides you with a solid grounding in instructional design, instructional technology, and human performance technology. Our wide variety of course offerings are designed to give you a strong background in both the theory and practice of the field.

This MSEd is listed under Secondary Education with a concentration in ID&T. It does not offer licensure in secondary education. For more information on becoming a teacher, please contact Teacher Education Services and Advising at 757-683-6448.

Why ODU for ID&T?

ODU's ID&T graduate program provides the flexibility to pursue your individual interests. The rigorous course of study will prepare you for a future in instructional technology in a variety of venues as well as preparation to pursue a PhD in this field.

Also, you have the option of choosing to earn a certificate in Modeling and Simulation as a topic of study in the program.


In this program, you can select courses from these areas:

  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Message Design
  • Distance Education
  • Evaluation & Assessment
  • Design of Technology-Mediated Instruction
  • Human Performance Technology
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Modeling and Simulation (Certificate)

Note: This MSEd in Instructional Design and Technology does not offer licensure in secondary education.

Please contact your advisor for the latest Master's Degree Plan of Work. Course descriptions can be found on the department's web site.

Learning Environment

ODU's Darden College of Education has more detailed information about taking this program at a distance.

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.

Instruction Design & Technology Careers

  • Instructional Designer
  • Teacher
  • Human Performance Technologist
  • Distance Education specialist

Admission Information

Admission decisions are based on several criteria including GPA (undergraduate and any other graduate work), and GRE scores (analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative) or MAT scores.

Please see the department's web page for the most recent admission details.

To apply for this program, please select "Secondary Education - Instruction Technology (MSEd)" in ODU's online graduate application.

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.