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Organization, Information and Learning Sciences

The University of New Mexico

12 months
27846 USD/year
27846 USD/year
8757 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Organization, Information and Learning Sciences program at The University of New Mexico offers a Master of Arts degree that gives students an opportunity to combine aspects of adult learning, learning sciences, organizational learning and development, and instructional technology that includes multimedia design and distance learning.


The Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Master’s degree at The University of New Mexico provides students the option to take courses in Organizational Learning and Training, Multimedia Technologies, and Distance Education. Students may focus on one particular area or mix and match courses from all areas to create a personalized program of study. Students choose from two path options to complete the degree:

  • Master's Thesis. Under the thesis option students plan, conduct, and report on original research conducted to address a research problem in an area related to their study in the OILS program. This option is appropriate for those interested in later pursuing a PhD.  
  • Coursework. Under the Coursework option students complete 15 hours of core coursework and 15 hours of a specialty concentration. See the menu items for complete details on the Concentrations.   For those interested in pursuing a PhD, the coursework only option is not a good fit, because it does not provide opportunities for gaining research experience. 

Career Possibilities

All OILS students can expect to develop a diverse skill set that will help them hit the ground running when they enter the workforce because all OILS courses require students to apply their learning in real world contexts. OILS graduates work in a diverse number of settings from nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 Companies.

Not only do OILS graduates have the flexibility to choose where they work, they also enjoy diverse and rewarding employment options which include:
  • Adult Learning
  • Training and Development
  • Distance Educatione
  • Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Instructional Design and Technology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Adult Learner
  • Framing Designs of Learning (Instructional Design)
  • Prototyping Designs for Learning (Instructional Design)
  • Culture and Global Learning 
  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Adult Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Educational Background
  • Test Scores
  • Letter of Intent
  • Writing Sample
  • CV/Resume
  • Relevant Coursework
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27846 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27846 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8757 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8757 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 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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