Instructional Design (online)

Quinnipiac University

M.Sc. Online
12 months
705 USD/credit
705 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Advances in technology have drastically changed the way we learn. Quinnipiac’s online MS in Instructional Design (online) at Quinnipiac University teaches students the skills necessary to thrive in these new and evolving learning paradigms and effectively deploy interactive educational materials in any professional environment.


The field of instructional design teaches us to use what we know about how people learn to guide the systematic development and implementation of educational materials in every field.The MS in Instructional Design at Quinnipiac University provides you with hands-on expertise in the design, development and distribution of interactive educational materials. The focus in this Instructional Design (online) program is on the development of digital learning environments, including websites, apps, online courses, videos and simulations.Instructional designers work in diverse settings, including schools and universities, corporations and nonprofit organizations where they address a wide range of challenges through education and training. 

Learning outcomes

The online MS in Instructional Design offers three distinct specialization tracks to choose from based on your interests and career goals:

  • Design and Development of Online Learning
  • Technology for the K-12 Classroom
  • Instructional Design for Corporate or Nonprofit Environments

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Design for Digital Environments
  • Cognitive Science and Educational Design
  • Society, Culture and Learning
  • Collaborative Design of Digital Environments
  • Educational Media Design Lab

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The program will accept applications up to 1 or 2 weeks prior to the start




30 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

  • Transcripts from all colleges attended, whether or not grades were earned
  • Secondary school transcript with graduation date, unless an associate’s degree was earned
  • Advanced placement transcripts
  • International baccalaureate transcripts; International students should send official transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for certification and evaluation of credit and request that Quinnipiac University receive the results. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    705 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 705 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    705 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 705 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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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Instructional Design (online)
Quinnipiac University