12 months
Duration
953 USD/credit 28590 USD/year
917 USD/credit 27510 USD/year
607 USD/credit 18210 USD/year
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About

The Master of Science in Instructional Design from Western Kentucky University prepares practitioners to assume leadership roles in public or private organizations.

Overview

Instructional Design, taught 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, community settings, schools, and homes. Professionals in the field of instructional design apply systematic instructional design methodologies and a variety of instructional strategies to accomplish established goals.

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

Students who graduate with a master's degree in instructional design are equipped for employment as instructional designers and trainers in businesses, corporations, school and university settings, government agencies, and military services.  Instructional design graduates may also be employed as managers of technology-based systems and designers of technology products in settings that include corporations, universities, community colleges, medical centers, libraries, and school districts.

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 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

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

  • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university may apply for admission with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
  • Or completed master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 953 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    27510 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 917 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18210 USD/year
    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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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