M.S. in Information Media - Instructional Technology


Program Description

The evolution of instructional technology continues to move toward digital learning. There are fast-changing needs across all levels of learning and workplace learning. Instructional Technology will help you to pursue a career in instructional and human performance technology in diverse contexts.

Your courses will prepare you for tasks related to problem analysis, design and build of the instructional system, and evaluation for traditional and digital learning.

Program Highlights

  • STEM program designated by U.S. federal government
  • Designed to accommodate part-time and full-time students.
  • Offered on-campus or synchronously online through distance technology.
  • Courses offered during the evening hours during the school year — most courses offered during the summer session.
  • Students apply their training to fields where instructional design is applied to practical problems through an internship.
  • Six scholarships for graduate work in information media offered.
  • Assistantships are available for full-time students.

Program Distinctions

  • Accredited through IBSTPI Recognized Materials.
  • Program alumnus George (Limin) Gu, recognized as the leading authority on training and instructional design in China, has translated into Chinese the "Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace," which includes a chapter by Professor Jeanne Anderson.

Application Deadlines

  International Outside U.S. International Inside U.S.
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Popular Careers

  • Performance Improvement Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Performance Evaluator
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Corporate Trainer

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

Requirements and Details

When applying for a graduate program, the School of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison between the applicant and the program. Application materials should be sent to the School of Graduate Studies.

Once all application materials are received, Graduate Studies will forward materials to the program for review and an interview will be scheduled. Thereafter, an admission recommendation will be forwarded to Graduate Studies for a final decision and notification to the applicant.

For admission consideration, applicants must meet minimum Graduate Studies admission requirements plus additional program requirements listed below:

  • Write a preliminary examination
  • Complete an interview with the Information Media graduate faculty
  • The GRE is waived for those with a GPA of 3.25 or higher in their undergraduate program and those who have already completed a master's degree.
  • International students must complete the International Transcript Evaluation.
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

At St. Cloud State, an education is about far more than an education. It will be an opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you u ... Read More

At St. Cloud State, an education is about far more than an education. It will be an opportunity to explore ideas, seek out unique perspectives and embrace new challenges – all of which will help you unleash your true potential. You will make life-long memories on our 100-acre campus along the scenic Mississippi River. Futures that begin here might seem unassuming at first, but like the mighty Mississippi River, they quickly gather strength. Growing. Surging. Until they're seemingly unstoppable. If you're looking for choice, we've got that covered. We have more than 200 undergraduate programs of study and more than 60 graduate programs, holding nearly every available national accreditation. Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State has evolved into a comprehensive university. We're on a mission to unleash ideas, unleash imagination, purpose, and promise. Read less
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