24 months
10350 USD/year
10350 USD/year
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University of Massachusetts Boston’s Instructional Design MEd focuses on the creation of education, training, and development programs for adults in both professional and academic environments.


University of Massachusetts Boston’s MEd Program in Instructional Design offers a practical master’s degree that is ideal for career professionals engaged in the education, training, and development of adult learners in the work place. This multi-disciplinary academic program provides students with a dynamic learning process through a comprehensive course of study that gives equal importance to both the planning and the delivery of adult instruction.

Career opportunities

Applications of instructional design can be seen today in business and industry; in schools and colleges, government agencies, and the military; in health care organizations, religious institutions, and professional societies. 

Learning outcomes

Using the principles and practices of adult education, the program’s theoretical and applied courses concentrate in three areas:

  • Building a foundation and conceptual framework for the instructional design process
  • Developing instructional strategies and skills to facilitate adult learning
  • Using educational media and technology to enhance learning

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • The Adult as Learner
  • Communication Theory and Practice 
  • Using Primary Research for Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Planning, Design and Development of eLearning 
  • Assessment and Evaluation in the Instructional Design Process 
  • Design and Instruction of Online Courses

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A personal interview with the program faculty (email instructionaldesign@umb.edu for an appointment before applying)
  • A statement of interests and intent
  • Two letters of recommendation from former teachers familiar with your recent academic work, or from employers familiar with your professional ability
  • An updated résumé
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergrad and graduate work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20700 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    10350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20700 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Online tuition is $575 per credit.


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