M.Sc. Online

Instructional Design and Technology

California State University Fullerton

30 months
15457 USD/year
10764 USD/year
10764 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology at California State University Fullerton is an interdisciplinary program housed within the College of Education and draws upon a team of outstanding faculty with expertise, training and experience in instructional technology, design and educational practice with applications for teaching, learning, training and curriculum development. 


The Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology (MSIDT) program is designed to prepare professionals who wish to further their skills and education in instructional design at the national and international levels. Graduate students learn to use emerging technologies for teaching, learning, training and curriculum development. Graduate students develop skills in project management, learning management systems, collaboration, written communication, technology enabled media literacy, research, critical thinking and problem solving. 

The MSIDT Program is fully online and provides a cohort structure that enhances the student-centered community of learners. It also includes two orientation meetings where students meet classmates, faculty, determine research agendas and collaborate. A challenging and rigorous educational environment provides graduate students with faculty mentoring and professional networking by a vibrant active Alumni Chapter Association.


Learning is preeminent at California State University Fullerton. We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge.

We are a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. Our expertise and diversity serve as a distinctive resource and catalyst for partnerships with public and private organizations. We strive to be a center of activity essential to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our region.


  • To ensure the preeminence of learning
  • To provide high-quality programs that meet the evolving needs of our students, community and region
  • To enhance scholarly and creative activity
  • To make collaboration integral to our activities
  • To create an environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed
  • To increase external support for university programs and priorities
  • To expand connections and partnerships with our region
  • To strengthen institutional effectiveness, collegial governance and our sense of community

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Foundations of Instructional Design and Web Authoring Tools 
  • Research Practices in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Instructional Design 1: Issues in ELearning and the Design Process 
  • Learning Theories for Postsecondary and Adult Instructional Settings 
  • Instructional Design 2: Advanced Issues in Implementation, Management and Program Evaluation 
  • Instructional Strategies and Universal Design Issues in Learning Environments 
  • Systematic Approaches to Web and Multimedia Design and Development 
  • Systematic Approaches to Web and Multimedia Design and Development 
  • Trends, Emerging Technologies and Issues in Instructional Design 
  • Practicum in Instructional Design and Technology 
  • Project 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted as documented by two official copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Students must submit a written essay on issues such as why they would be good candidates for the program, including their experience in online learning environments and curriculum development or training; time management skills, their level and types of technology skills, their technology access, ability to work independently and professional goals
  • Successfully complete an interview designed to assess their level of technology knowledge, skills, abilities to be an online learner and professional goals

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15457 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15457 USD per year during 30 months.
  • National

    10764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10764 USD per year during 30 months.
  • In-State

    10764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10764 USD per year during 30 months.

Non-Resident Tuition Fee: An additional $396 per unit of enrollment


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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