Below you will find answers to some of the frequently asked questions about this program. For additional information on admission requirements, curriculum, tuition and more, please visit the specific pages on the navigation menu to the left.
How many hours a week should I plan to dedicate to classes?
Credit-bearing programs conform to Carnegie hours (i.e., one credit equals one hour of class time, plus two hours of
homework). Our programs usually have six to nine credits per term. Nine credits equals 27 hours a week dedicated to
What professions will this degree prepare me for?
Digital media designer
Master’s-level instructional design professionals for training and development roles.
What aspects of instructional design are part of this program?
We will look at instructional design by exploring case studies and learning about the latest tools (LMSs and tools for
assessment, collaboration etc.).
What resources will be provided in addition to lectures?
Each course requires significant reading and/or videos to supplement the live online class. Many of the best resources
are recent articles and book chapters.
How many projects will be completed in the program?
There will be a number of small projects in different classes (three to five) and one large thesis project. We encourage
students to build on their prior work, so projects may not necessarily be independent of each other.
Are the projects collaborative, or will they be completed alone?
Many of the projects will be collaborative; even the thesis can have collaborative elements (but must have independent