Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Design (MSITD)

Earn a “front-of-the-line” spot in the development of innovative learning experiences with a Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Design (MSITD) from the University of North Alabama. 

Perfect for working professionals seeking to get a leg up on their careers, UNA’s MSITD program is a fully online, flexible program designed to teach students cutting-edge technologies utilized within modern education. Through a practical, problem-based course curriculum, students can immediately apply the lessons taught to real-world problems within instructional design programs for K-12, higher education, corporate settings, the military, nonprofits, and government agencies. 

  • Completely online with no required campus visits 
  • Completion of this non-cert program leads to Class A pay increase for certified AL K-12 teachers  
  • Tuition scholarships through select university partnerships 
  • 30-hour program (possible to transfer 6 credits) 
  • Little to no book costs  
  • Cohort models that start every semester 

Time to Complete
19 months


Modality Offered
Fully Online


Master of Science (MS)

Why North Alabama?

Experience an impactful education for your future as a leader in instructional design. UNA’s master’s in instructional design and technology professors bring real-world experience to the classroom, which serves as the foundation for our programs. If you’re ready to earn your master’s in instructional design and technology online, you will benefit from learning to look at the use of technology in class presentations and business training through a new lens. 

With a diverse student body and expert faculty, the University of North Alabama offers flexible course schedules, competitive pricing, and a highly reputable education that fits your life. As a leader in education and human sciences since 1872, UNA prepares you to demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and skills in advanced instructional design practices that utilize modern technology. 

What can I do with a Master's in Instructional Design and Technology?

Gaining an MSTID will open up a world of remarkable career opportunities. You’ll be ready to make a difference in multiple industries by demonstrating your knowledge and competence in modern methodologies and principles of instructional design. 

Some roles you’ll be qualified for include: 

  • Instructional Designer 
  • E-Learning Specialist 
  • Technology Integration Specialist 
  • Corporate Trainer 
  • Educational Consultant 
  • K-12 Instructional Coach 


UNA’s flexible master’s in instructional design and technology online program consists of two concentrations: Teaching, Learning, & Leading; and Learning & Development. Both concentrations prepare you to design, develop, and evaluate educational experiences and training products and content. Learn more about our online MSITD programs below: 

Concentration A: Teaching, Learning, & Leading

Graduate students in Concentration A emerge from our program prepared to provide instructional design leadership in traditional educational settings—namely, schools. This track focuses on developing interactive curriculum for K-12 settings—including libraries and media centers. You will learn to design and facilitate student instruction through efficient planning, development, evaluation, and management. 

Concentration B: Learning & Development

Ongoing learning is a vital practice of any successful organization. Students choosing Concentration B will be equipped to design, develop, implement, evaluate, and lead learning programs and initiatives in higher education and industry, with a particular focus on applying technologyto improve learning, training, and professional development. You will become proficient in evaluating learning technologies, programs, and trends. Instructional designers, corporate trainers, and development specialists work in institutions of higher education and nearly every industry. 

Tuition and Aid

Online: $495 per credit hour plus fees. New students enrolled in any online bachelor’s degree, graduate program (online or on-campus), certificate, or micro-credential will automatically qualify and receive a complimentary first course tuition scholarship when enrolled in two or more courses their first semester. Plus, for a limited time, no application fee required for our affordable, reputable program.

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2023-2024 Tuition Cost

Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Design

Online: $495 per credit hour for 30 credit hours.

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