Programs designed for you
Part time or full time
We love our working students! They bring depth to classroom discussions with real work experiences. We’ll help you figure out the details with your employer and schedule.
On campus or online
Master’s students can study online to help accommodate full or part time jobs. Online students benefit from our close-knit community, even while abroad.
Our online graduate program was ranked third in the nation by the 2019 U.S. News and World Report.
ITLS Degree Comparison
Our unique curriculum bridges the gap between research and practice. We teach theory, technology, and design cores in all our programs.
|Degree||Credit Hours||Average Semesters||Culminating Experience||Career Emphasis|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)||70||9||Dissertation||Research K-12 Higher Education Industry|
|Master of Arts (MA)||37||6||Creative Project
|Master of Education (MEd)||37||6||Creative Project
|K-12 Higher Education|
|Master of Science (MS Plan A)||40||6||Thesis||Research K-12 Higher Education|
|School Library Media Administration (SLMA)||37
|Multimedia Development Minor||15||varies||n/a||Research K-12 Higher Education Industry|
Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy
Conduct research and select courses that support your professional goals. We offer four years of guaranteed funding for highly qualified PhD students through our Doctoral Scholars Program.
Learn advanced skills in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences beyond those acquired with the master's degree.
Master of Arts
Prepare for a career in instructional design and development.
Master of Education
Deepen your understanding of how you can use technology as a classroom teacher, educator, school librarian, or administrator.
Master of Science
Conduct original research and write a thesis on a topic of your choice.
Bachelor's of Science (pending)
Focus on instructional design, video game design, product design, or multimedia design, all with an emphasis on human-centered design with design thinking principles.
Interdisciplinary Studies Major
If you're participating in USU's Interdisciplinary Studies Major, you can take ITLS courses at the 5000 level to craft your major.