Master’s in Instructional Design and Technology Ctrl + Alt + Delight: Make Learning More Fun


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Combining your creativity, interest in technology, and love of education into a degree program is easier than you think! Liberty’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education – Instructional Design and Technology is designed to help meet the need for qualified leaders in the world of postsecondary education. This program can help equip you to design and develop high-quality learning experiences and products.

The use of technology is crucial to the success of instructors and students alike. By completing our online instructional design degree, you can pursue a rewarding career in the education field and learn how to create effective instructional materials that promote student development. Maybe you’re passionate about working in education, but you don’t necessarily want to be a professor or teacher. If so, this degree may be right for you.

Virtual classrooms and digital content are constantly developing, and instructional design professionals are needed to create new and improved learning products that meet students’ needs. Partner with us and learn how to use the latest technology innovations to transform and invigorate the modern education system.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

We have led the way as pioneers in distance education since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to Training Champions for Christ has remained the same. We are proud to offer our higher education design program 100% online, so you don’t have to relocate or take time away from your career and family to pursue your degree.

Additionally, our online classes have no set login times, which means you can complete your coursework wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you! At Liberty, you’ll receive affordable tuition rates, quality academics, and a flexible online format — all with the goal of helping you become a Champion for Christ in your personal and professional life.

We won’t just help you get a degree. We can help equip you with the skills and credentials you need to take the next step in your career. By learning from professors who have years of experience in the field of education, you can develop your expertise and prepare to live out ethical principles in the workplace.

In this program, you will take core classes that explore various aspects of postsecondary education. Our introduction to higher education course dives into the major trends and issues facing colleges and universities today. You can learn about the role of higher education institutions in society as well as how culture, politics, and economics impact today’s education system.

Prepare to meet the needs of diverse student populations. Throughout this degree, you can learn how to provide student support services like academic advising and career guidance so you can help promote student retention and satisfaction.

The instructional design and technology specialization can help provide the tools you need to pursue a career as a course developer. You’ll explore how to use educational technology to improve instruction, supplement learning experiences, and evaluate student progress. Technology plays a vital role in today’s education landscape, especially with the current popularity of distance learning — so it’s critical that you understand cutting-edge methods for using technology to meet student and instructor needs.

The world of education is always growing and changing, and this program can help equip you with the skills needed to overcome challenges and adapt to new environments.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Graduate Education Full-Time $415/Credit
Graduate Education Part-Time $615/Credit
Military Graduate $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.