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Instructional Design

Western Kentucky University

12 months
Duration
953 USD/credit
917 USD/credit
607 USD/credit
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About

Instructional Design at Western Kentucky University is the systematic analysis of learning and performance needs, and the development of effective strategies, processes, systems, and products to address those needs. The purpose of instructional design is to improve learning and performance for people of all ages in a variety of settings, including educational environments, work places.

Overview

Professionals in the field of instructional design apply systematic instructional design methodologies and a variety of instructional strategies to accomplish established goals.

The Master of Science in Instructional Design at Western Kentucky University prepares practitioners to assume leadership roles in public or private organizations. Program graduates are equipped to design and develop instructional elements such as instructional videos, online instructional activities, user manuals for instructors, instruction manuals for commercial products, professional development curricula for teachers, multimedia instructional units, training packs for trainers, instructional materials for vocational/technical courses, lesson and unit plans for classroom use, and educational curricula.

Program graduates will possess the following competencies:

  • Ability to analyze a variety of instructional performance issues in business, government, education, and home settings
  • Ability to design and develop instructional solutions, including appropriate combinations of traditional/- instructor-led strategies, constructivist techniques, technology systems, and performance support systems
  • Ability to ethically and effectively manage instructional design projects, including project management/tracking and scheduling, budgeting, and client consultation skills
  • Ability to design appropriate assessment plans for instructional solutions
  • Ability to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of instructional solutions

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods 
  • Instructional Design Foundations
  • Systematic Instructional Design
  • Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
  • Practicum in Instructional Design
  • Internship in Instructional Design 
  • Special Topics in Instructional Design
  • Practicum in Instructional Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
145 (verbal)
145 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and Fee: Submit an application with a $95 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Original copy/copies of transcripts/marksheets in English for evaluation by the Graduate School (must be supplied by the institution)
  • Transcripts are evaluatedby the Graduate School
  • NOTE: any international transfer work requires an external evaluation by a NACES member institution; students are responsible for having this evaluation completed (only needed if the students wants to transfer graduate credit from a non-US institution)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    953 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    607 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Bowling Green

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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