M.Sc. On Campus

Instructional Technology

Northern Illinois University

24 months
913 USD/credit 15064 USD/year
544 USD/credit 8976 USD/year
544 USD/credit 8976 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Instructional Technology offered by Northern Illinois University focuses on the design, development and evaluation of instructional programs and materials in the K-12 landscape. 


This Instructional Technology program prepares students to be competent practitioners and creative leaders in all major areas of the field. Students develop competencies in such areas as performance technology, instructional software design and development, information access, materials’ selection and evaluation, media administration, program evaluation, and instructional design, development, and evaluation.

Student-at-Large, Study-Abroad, and Transfer Credit

Students-at-large are normally prohibited from registering for graduate courses in instructional technology unless they are pursuing an approved endorsement as a Technology Specialist or Library Information Specialist. A maximum of 15 student-at-large and transfer semester hours in combination may be applied toward the master’s degree in instructional technology.

See “Requirements for Graduate Degrees” for limitation on study-abroad and transfer credit. With the approval of the student’s faculty adviser, a student who has completed endorsement and/or licensure requirements as a Library Information Specialist or Technology Specialist at Northern Illinois University as a student-at-large may apply some or all of those student-at-large hours towards the master’s degree in instructional technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proseminar in Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Media and Technology
  • Advanced Instructional Media Design
  • Visual Literacy
  • Professional Standards in Instructional Technology
  • Information Access and Social Responsibilities for Library Information Specialists
  • Practicum: Instructional Design
  • Internship in Instructional Technology
  • Instructional Technology Leadership
  • Introduction to Research Methods in Education 
  • Program Evaluation in Education 
  • Instructional Technology Tools 
  • Web-Based Learning 
  • Developing Educational Software 
  • Media Design: Multimedia 
  • Instructional Video I 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 913 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 544 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 544 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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