M.Sc. Online

Instructional Design and Development

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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An instructional designer, simply put, teaches people how to teach other people. This Instructional Design and Development program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham can help prepare you to create programs for schools, businesses, and other organizations so they can better train their own.


In fact, we've specifically designed our program to help prepare you to be able to cover a wide variety of materials. In your studies, you'll learn about topics such as trends in educational technology, instructional design principles, methods of analyzing and solving human performance problems, multimedia design, and strategies for creating instruction models. 

You'll take two courses at a time, both online, that run on a seven-week schedule. Best of all, we’re going to set you up with an internship to give you real-world experience. In the end, your internship and coursework will help provide projects for your digital portfolio and give you experience to include on your résumé.

Fast Facts:

  • The field of instructional coordinators is growing at a rate of 11 percent, which is faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • This online Instructional Design and Development program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham follows and achieves the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction competencies and performance standards for instructional designers.

Programme Structure


  • Trends and Issues in Instructional Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Universal Differential Instructional Design and Development
  • Performance System Technology
  • Learning, Cognition, and Instructional Design and Development
  • Alternate Instructional Design and Develpoment Models
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Instructional Design & Development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

What are the admissions requirements?

  • No GRE test score required
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (No specific undergraduate degree is required. A diverse array of fields and undergraduate degrees will be accepted.)
  • Transcripts from an accredited institution
  • 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate coursework
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Written response to provided prompt
  • Resume/CV
  • Interview with Admissions Committee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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