graduate programInstructional Design and Technology M.S.


This exciting online master’s program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to excel as instructional technologists in industry, non-profits and government entities. As a professional educator, you will be able to combine the knowledge of the learning process, instructional systems theory, and various forms of media and learning environments to create the most effective and efficient learning experiences.

Please note: This program does not lead to certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

  • Students are prepared to analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate instructional materials
  • Identify and analyze instructional goals of learners
  • Develop assessment instruments to measure learning objectives
  • Design online, mobile, and interactive instructional materials using advanced software (i.e., Adobe eLearning Suite, Articulate, Camtasia)

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
  • Currently hold, or aspire to pursue a career related to instructional technology
  • Seeking position in an educational or corporate training setting
  • Possess basic computing technology skill.

  • A minimum of 36 semester hours is required to receive your degree
  • 4 semesters or 1.5 years

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Coca-Cola
  • Home Depot
  • Pennsylvania State University

  • Corporate Training
  • Instructional Design
  • eLearning
  • Training and Development

Course Description & Classes

View the GSU Graduate Catalog 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
May 1 Oct. 15 April 15

Application Requirements

  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores. More information at
  • Two letters of recommendation, goals statement and resume
  • Undergrad GPA of 2.50

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  • Take note of the deadlines.
  • “GACE Program Admission” means that the applicant must have passed all three basic skills areas of the GACE Program Admission Assessment.
  • “Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Entry Assessment” means that the applicant must take this assessment (applicants to Educational Leadership programs take the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Entry Assessment, instead). You will receive a certificate once you complete the assessment.
  • GRE scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.
  • All documents and materials submitted in consideration for admission to a program become the property of Georgia State University and cannot be returned at any time.

Ph.D. GRE Admission Guidelines

An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive.

GACE Program Admission & Georgia Educator Ethics (Program Entry) Assessments

Students seeking admission to a program for initial certification from the State of Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) are required to pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment (or provide an exemption — Attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of Master’s degrees) and the Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Entry Assessment (applicants for the Educational Leadership programs take the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Entry Assessment, instead). Applicants who are already certified or meet certification requirements in the State of Georgia do not have to meet this requirement. For more information about these assessments, visit GACE & Georgia Educator Ethics.

The GACE Program Admission Assessment can be exempted based on certain scores from the GRE, the SAT or the ACT (Attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of Master’s degrees). The current options for satisfying the GACE Program Admission Assessment, including exemptions (attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of master’s degrees), are outlined here  (scroll to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Requirement”) Go to GACE’s “about” page for more information about the GACE Program Admission Assessment, including test dates and registration.

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