M.S.E. in Instructional Design and Technology

Our mission is to help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to lead the design, development, implementation and evaluation of instructional materials and training in a variety of workplace environments, both online and face-to-face.

Samford’s Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Instructional Design and Technology is a 30-credit hour program designed for students interested in leading the process by which curriculum and training is developed, implemented and evaluated, with a special focus on delivering coursework and training in blended and online formats within the fields of education, business, government and healthcare.

Graduates will master concepts of the integration of technology into instructional systems and curricula during the course of the program. students will study the foundations of instructional design, computer applications, assessment, distance education, design and production of instructional materials, multimedia instruction and web-based instruction.

The curriculum balances instructional design, technology and the psychology of learning. The focus will be on the practice of online instructional design, including designing effective instruction, best methods of online delivery, learning software tools and project management.

Students will graduate with a deeper understanding of technology, instructional design principles and instructional materials.

Scholarships are available.

Career Options

  • Computer-mediated Instructional Specialist
  • Coordinator of e-Learning
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education or Development Specialist
  • Instructional Design Specialist
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Online Course Developer


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