Instructional Design and Technology, M.Ed.

The M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology trains professionals who provide critical assistance for national and international education and training initiatives in the 21st century.

This specialization is an online degree and may not be available in all states. If you are an out-of-state student, please review our State Authorization Status to confirm that the program is available in your state.


Instructional Design and Technology 
Offered entirely online, the Instructional Design and Technology specialization prepares education, military, and business and industry professionals to meet the challenges of complex problems from the perspective of education and training. Students in the program select courses in a concentration area in addition to the program core requirements. Concentration areas include Human Performance Technology and Distance Learning.

Technology Leadership
The Technology Leadership Specialization provides students with a strong foundation in technology and leadership while incorporating a highly flexible elective component, allowing students to select individual courses and/or certificate programs aligned with their particular areas of interest and professional goals. Students should work closely with their advisers when developing their program plans.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Graduate Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the criteria listed below are used to assess the potential success of each applicant.

University Requirements*
• Submission of Graduate Application and Processing Fee 
• Submission of official transcripts 
*International students may have additional requirements.

Departmental Requirements
• Submission of one of the following graduate admission tests: GRE, MAT, or GMAT* 
• Undergraduate cumulative GPA or undergraduate last 60 semester hour GPA 
• Submission of letter of intent describing the candidate's work experience and reasons for pursuing the degree program, including how the degree relates to career goals 
• Academic preparation
• Department review
* Review your eligibility for an admission test score waiver.

Department Contact

Nancy B. Hastings, Ph.D
Chair, Instructional, Workforce and Applied Technology

Phone: (850) 474-3013
Fax: (850) 474-2804

Catalog Description
Department's Website

Application Deadlines

Certain graduate programs have earlier application deadlines. Check with the graduate department for departmental specific deadlines.