Learning Design and Technology

University of Maryland University College

M.Sc. Online
12 months
659 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Boost your career by gaining skills and knowledge that can help you design and operate the learning platforms of the future with this MSc in Learning Design and Technology at University of Maryland University College.


The Master of Science in Learning Design and Technology at University of Maryland University College can help you gain the skills and competencies you need to use emerging technologies, learning analytics, and emerging learning theory to design adaptive and personalized online learning experiences. You can explore, develop, and integrate digital media, new pedagogical approaches, and online interactive resources to give students greater access to education and prepare them for success.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Apply learning sciences to design and implement transformative, personalized online and hybrid learning experiences
  • Identify and apply learning analytics, current research, and theory to optimize the online learning environment
  • Analyze data and create visualization models to inform learning design
  • Create authentic assessment strategies to evaluate online learning
  • Select, evaluate, and design media and technologies to support learning online
  • Communicate effectively online and in print using visual, oral, and written formats
  • Initiate and lead learning design projects
  • Evaluate legal and ethical issues and develop appropriate strategies for online learning projects
  • Use social media tools to create a personal learning network for ongoing professional development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading 
  • Learning Design and Digital Pedagogy 
  • Learning Design, Media, and Emerging Technologies
  • Learning Design and Data Analytics 
  • Advanced Practicum in Learning Design 
  • Learning Design Seminar 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits



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

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    659 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 12 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.

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!

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Updated over a year ago

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Learning Design and Technology
University of Maryland University College


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