Instructional Technology program from University of North Carolina Wilmington provides students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge from educational and applied psychology, instructional systems design, computer science, systems theory, and communication theory, allowing for considerable flexibility to tailor individual needs across other academic disciplines.


Students from diverse fields can plan programs which are consistent with their long-range academic and professional goals.

Courses in the Instructional Technology program from University of North Carolina Wilmington are offered both on campus and online, allowing professionals to earn their degrees and/or certificates by taking MIT on-campus courses, or MIT online courses, or a combination of both types.

MIT Program Highlights:

  • A 99% job placement rate
  • A pathway to a high paying career
  • Rigorous courses taught by experienced IT faculty
  • An introduction to new technology
  • Flexibility to attend classes online, face to face, or from the comfort of your home with our virtual live classroom
  • Applied learning opportunities, working with clients in real world settings
  • Experiences to help you develop strong design, technical, and project management skills
  • A solid foundation for a rewarding career

About the MIT Program

The Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology (MIT) program provides advanced professional training for teachers and school technology coordinators; business and industry personnel such as executives, trainers, and human resource development employees; persons in the health care field; and community college instructors. 

The program focuses on the theory and practice of design and development, utilization, management, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning. It emphasizes product development and utilization of advanced technology and provides applied training in the total design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and training programs. 

The program consists of 36 credit hours including 15 hours of core or foundation courses and 15 credit hours of focus or specialty area courses, 3 hours of seminar series (colloquia) and internship, and 3 credit hours of design and development research project or master's thesis.

Future Jobs & Careers

The MIT program is directed toward preparing students to function in a variety of roles to be performed in a broad range of settings,
  • Instructional design and development
  • Instructional delivery systems and implementation
  • Assessment, evaluation, and research
  • Materials and media development/production
  • Program management and organizational development
  • Emerging and innovative technologies

Programme Structure

Core courses include:
  • Instructional Systems Design: Theory and Research
  • Design and Development of Instructional Technology 
  • Multimedia Design and Development
  • Managing Instructional Development
  • Evaluation and Change in Instructional Development 
  • Colloquium
  • Instructional Design & Development Research Project
  • Motivation in Instructional Design
  • The Systematic Approach to Performance Improvement 


  • Raymond Pastore
  • Daisyane Barreto
  • Vance Durrington

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the graduate certificate in online teaching must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in this country, or its equivalent in a foreign institution based on a four-year program, and have a strong overall academic record with a "B" average or better in the basic courses required in the area of the proposed certificate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9274 USD/year
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  • National

    2359 USD/year
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Living costs for Wilmington

  • 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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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