Online Instructional Technologies

Montana State University Billings

24 months
1088 USD/credit
540 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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This degree program is designed to prepare educators for leadership positions in educational technology. Individuals successfully completing the program will meet the standards for Advanced Programs in Educational Computing and Technology Leadership adopted by the National Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Online? MostlyEvening Classes? Yes

Program Length: If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 4 semesters

Careers: What can you do with a degree in Online Instructional Technologies?

Educational technologists are employed in schools and colleges as directors of resource centers and developers of curriculum materials. Increasing numbers are being employed by training agencies in business, industry, government, the military, and the health professions.

Possible careers include:

  • Performance Improvement  Consultant
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Director of Distance Learning
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Research and Evaluation Specialist
  • Training Consultant
  • Learning Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Program Evaluator
  • Curriculum Specialist

Public Education Focus:

  • Technology Facilitator
  • Professional Development Trainer
  • Curriculum Designer

Higher Education Focus:

Online Course Developer

Corporate/Organizational Focus:

Training Designer and/or Developer for:

  • Military
  • Government
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Banking Industry

Many of our recent graduates responded to a Graduate Data survey taken 9 months after graduation. Of the 6 Online Instructional Technologies graduates who did respond to the survey, 5 or 83% are employed in their field. They reported an average salary of $78,583.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Design and Interpretation
  • Advanced Human Development and Learning
  • Curriculum Theory: Analysis and Practice
  • Introduction to Online Instructional Technology
  • Pedagogical Instructional Design
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes Part I
  • Instructional Materials Design
  • Assessment of Online Learning Outcomes Part II
  • Curricular Adaptations for Special Populations
  • Critical Issues in Education
  • Internship
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
  • Graduate GPA (if applicable) of at least 3.0
  • Completed Graduate Record Examination
  • Admission Procedures

    • Complete Graduate Student Application
    • Submit Official Transcripts from all Institutions Attended
    • Payment of Nonrefundable $40 Application Fee
    • Submit Admission Test Scores - GRE

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1088 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1088 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      540 USD/credit
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


    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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