The MS in Instructional Design and Technology program is no longer accepting new applications.
Choosing to pursue a degree can be a tough decision that requires a lot of research and information. Our staff is here to assist you as you explore programs to pursue your career goals. For your convenience, we have compiled answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the online master's in instructional design and technology. For other questions, please contact us at (866) 758-7670.
Is a teaching or education background necessary to apply?
No, no experience or previous education in this field is required.
When can I apply?
Applications for the master’s in instructional design and technology program are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year. Request information below or contact a Program Manager at (866) 758-7670 for enrollment information.
How many sessions a year do you offer?
The program offers six sessions per year. Each session is eight weeks in duration. You can start the program at one of three times per year: January, May, and August.
Is a thesis or final project required in this program?
There is an internship course at the end that includes a major project.
How many total credits are required?
The master’s in instructional design and technology online program consists of 36 credit hours.
How many courses do I take per academic term?
Most adult students who work full-time take one course per eight-week session.
Is there a residency requirement?
No, there are no requirements to travel to the Saint Joseph’s University campus.
Will I have an advisor?
Yes. Each student can set up a telephone appointment to speak with an advisor whenever assistance is needed.
What kind of certification can I get with this program?
You can choose a curriculum that makes you eligible for Instructional Technology Specialist Certification in the Pennsylvania public school system, a credential that can be the basis for educational certification in many other states as well.
Where can I learn more about what’s going on in the field of instructional design and technology?
The Resources page offers articles about industry trends and innovation to keep you up to date.
Who teaches the courses?
Faculty members in the program are practitioners as well as scholars — so you get the benefit of their academic expertise as well as their professional experience.