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Instructional Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Online
The Master of Science in Instructional Technology at The University of Southern Mississippi is a unique online systematic graduate-level study program. Students can take 100% courses online or take some traditional face-to-face classes on campus based on their needs.


The program is designed for individuals who wish to become dynamic and innovative leaders in the field of instructional technology, whether they are in the private or academic sector. The mission of the Master of Science in Instructional Technology is to prepare instructional technology professionals with a strong theoretical base and practical hands-on experience in the design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of leading-edge educational technologies.

The Master's program requires 30 hours of post-baccalaureate work depending upon the selected graduation requirement. Courses within the program focus upon different areas such as instructional design, learning theory, multimedia development, Web-based education, and technology research and administration. Thus, students graduating from the program are qualified for the field because of their spansive background in instructional technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Educational Research 
  • Instructional Design and Development 
  • Technology in Education 
  • Digital Communications in Education 
  • Instructional Strategies of Online Teaching 
  • Web Development and Assessment
  • Digital Publishing and Visual Design 
  • Multimedia Design and Development 
  • Foundations of Instructional Technology 
  • Ethics and Issues in Instructional Technology 
  • Instructional Multimedia Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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 TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts from previous institutions.
  • An application form.
  • Results from the GRE or MAT. TOEFL test result from international students.
  • A letter explaining the applicant's interest in and reasons for pursuing the degree in a letter of intent or application.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent by the letter writers themselves. These individuals should be past instructors, supervisors, administrators, co-workers, etc.
  • A resume of academic and job-related experiences.
  • If appropriate, a copy of current teaching licenses/certificates. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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