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Our Programs

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Master of Arts (MA)

Online and On Campus

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Master of Science (MS)

Online and On Campus

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Master of Education (MEd)

Online and On Campus

Online Programs

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Our master's programs are available online. You do not need to move to Logan if you seeking a master's degree. We support distance education.

In fact, students enrolled in our online courses are highly satisified. According to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report, the ITLS programs ranked first in the nation and Utah State's online’s graduate education programs ranked third in the nation (CEHS News).

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Our Students

Students come to our programs with everything from teaching careers to graphic design backgrounds. After completing our program, graduates are qualified for positions in faculty support and training, instructional design, corporate training and more:

  • Instructional designers
    • (Corporate, education, military, museums, nature centers, etc.)
  • Multimedia or communication specialists
  • Public and school librarians
  • Project managers
  • Curriculum software consultants
  • Simulation and games design specialists
  • Mobile app developers
  • Videographers
  • Graphic designers
  • Independent consultants
  • Information systems programmers (information technology or IT)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Chief educator/learning officer
  • E-learning specialist
  • Professors

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) in the College of Education at Utah State University is one of the leading educational technology programs in the nation. We offer high-quality master and doctoral degrees.



The Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department began in 1966 in Logan, Utah as the Department of Instructional Media and Library Science. Faculty were gradually added on a full- and part-time basis, and they were shared with other programs in the College of Education. In the late 1960s to early 1970s, the program focused on the preparation of public school library/media specialists. Starting in the mid-1970s and continuing to the present, the emphasis was broadened to include applications in business, industry, academia, and government.

Our faculty members are influential in areas such as instructional design theory and application, innovative science teaching methods, distance education, adult education, digital libraries, instructional game design, simulations, virtual tutors, educational psychology, technology in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, and so much more.


How to Apply


Admission Requirements


  • A bachelor's or master's degree
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher
  • Admissions tests: 40th percentile
  • TOEFL or IELTS (international students only)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A writing sample
  • A statement of purpose

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Graduate Degree
Application Deadline
Start Semester
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) January 6th Fall
Master's Programs (MEd, MA, MS) April 1st Fall
Master's Programs (MEd, MA, MS) October 15th Spring

Our costs a very competitive for the quality of degrees we offer. See our cost and funding page for more information.

Living in Logan

Utah State University is an institution respected and internationally recognized for its contributions in various research fields as well as its ability to develop students' intellect and character. As a student of Utah State University, you'll be minutes away from the beautiful Cache Valley scenery with opportunities for hiking, fishing, biking, skiing, and many more outdoor activities. You'll also be a part of the Cache Valley community, known for its appreciation for the arts and cultural events.

Campus Life

Campus Life is a page by the University with information about living in Logan as a student, including food, transportation, campus tours, housing, and more.

Over the Phone or In Person

We would love to chat with you on the phone or in person.

2830 Old Main Hill

Logan, UT 84322-2830

Call or email Deidri Nielson (435-797-2694) for more information about our programs or to set up an appointment.

Our department head, Dr. Andrew Walker, is also happy to talk to you. Please see his faculty page.

Refer to our faculty page and feel free to contact any of our faculty as well.

You can also talk to current or former students.

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