M.Ed. On Campus

Instructional Systems Design

University of Kentucky

12 months
693 USD/credit 24948 USD/year
693 USD/credit 24948 USD/year
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This Instructional Systems Design program at the University of Kentucky is designed for individuals who want to develop their instructional design and technology knowledge. 

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Graduates of the master’s program in Instructional Systems Design will gain skills that allow them to work in an instructional capacity in a variety of educational and training settings.

The Master’s in Instructional Systems Design at the University of Kentucky coursework consists of 18 hours of foundational required courses in ISD, including a basic research course, 12 hours of ISD or Specialty electives (e.g. Distance Learning Certificate) and 6 hours of electives outside the college, for a total of 36 credit hours.

Master’s students may also elect to complete the graduate degree with a thesis option. The student will work with a thesis advisor faculty member to allot 6 credit hours from the ISD Specialty group for the thesis work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical and laboratory teaching
  • Video technology instrunction
  • Use and integration of educational media
  • Educational computing
  • Modern educational problems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The University of Kentucky requires a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) on the Test of
  • English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all applicants whose native language is not English
  • (or who did not graduate from an accredited English-speaking College or University). The
  • equivalent score on the computer version of the TOEFL is 213 and the internet-based test is 79.
  • Applicants may also utilize the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to
  • satisfy the language requirement. A minimum mean band score of 6.5 is required. Submitted
  • scores must be no more than two years old. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 693 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    24948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 693 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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