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Master of Science (Plan A)

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What the Degree is About

The Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department utilizes distance and traditional methods to deliver this comprehensive program in Instructional Design and Development. Core knowledge, best practices, current theories and research are explored.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences degree program is a Thesis only degree requiring 39 credit hours of course work. Students will complete 33 credit hours of required course work and electives and 6 credits of thesis research. MS students are admitted into a cohort the Fall semester of each year. There is 1-credit required orientation in August on the Logan campus for all ITLS students.

The anticipated timeline for finishing the degree requirements is 2-3 years or 5 semesters of full time registration (9 credits per semester). Students can take up to 6 years to complete the degree.

Upon acceptance to the program, students are assigned an temporary advisor who can be their guide/mentor through the master’s program. The advisor serves as a resource for information and a liaison between the students and the university. Near the end of the first year, students will choose a major professor from the department faculty and form their three member Supervisory Committee. The student and major professor should decide upon a proplem or subject for the thesis study by the end of the student's second semester of graduate study.