M.Sc. Online

Instructional Design

Grand Canyon University

24 months
580 USD/credit 9280 USD/year
580 USD/credit 9280 USD/year
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Equip yourself to make an impact through instructional design. The Master of Science in Instructional Design from Grand Canyon University can prepare you to support organizations or educational environments and is designed for professionals who wish to further their skills in instructional design and curriculum development in both educational institutions and corporate training environments.


The field of instructional design encompasses many aspects of education, including the use of emerging technologies for teaching, evaluation of learning interventions and the application of effective instructional interventions to improve learning outcomes. The degree goes beyond the scope of academic education, additionally equipping graduates with teaching and training skills that can be used to improve performance of a variety of institutions and organizations.Grand Canyon University’s MS in Instructional Design prepares students with a wide breadth of knowledge, from the history of instructional design to emerging methods for instructional delivery. Upon completion of the program, students will have gained the experience necessary for a career in professional instructional design.The degree is designed to equip learners with applicable skills and to fully prepare them for implementation upon graduation. Students in the program develop a foundational understanding of the theoretical groundwork of instructional design.


Graduates of this program are prepared to work in educational institutions at the K-12 or college level. Students who choose to go this route can design academic curriculum for a variety of students across many areas of study. Job titles in this area could include:

  • Curriculum developers
  • Instructional designers
  • District curriculum designer
  • Educational support specialist
  • Instructional material designer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consultative problem solving
  • Analysis of educational, organizational or training needs
  • Design and development of instructional methods
  • Implementation and measurement of outcomes
  • Collaboration with subject-matter experts

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


32 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher.
  • All students must submit baccalaureate bearing college transcripts to meet the admission requirements of the University.
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have a test score that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admissions requirements, students may be eligible to be admitted based on the Standards for Admission with Specification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 USD per credit during 24 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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