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Instructional Design and Technology, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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University rank #401 (ARWU) Online
The Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology, offered by the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University, prepares students for jobs as technology integration specialists or online curriculum specialists.

About

The growth in online education and training has created a demand for individuals who can apply cutting edge technologies and instructional design strategies to create quality learning experiences in public schools, higher education institutions, and corporate and non-profit organizations. 

Learning outcomes

Teachers looking for a master’s degree may also find this Instructional Design and Technology program from West Virginia University a perfect complement to undergraduate degrees.

In higher education, instructional designers develop online courses or work with faculty to create interactive classroom components. In addition, the IDT degree provides the foundation for additional doctoral study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Delivery Systems
  • IDT Models and Theories
  • Distance Education
  • Authoring Systems
  • Technology Integration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    79

    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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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. An undergraduate degree from an accredited university. GRE or GMAT scores 

OR 

  • a narrative describing two years of professional work experience (individuals with 2+ years of work experience can ask to have the testing requirement waived).

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

    5652 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5652 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5652 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5652 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition per 9 credits

Funding

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