Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, MA, MS

Unlock Students' Learning Potential Combining Theory & Design

The instructional technology and learning sciences master's program focuses on understanding teaching and learning as they occur in school, online, in the workplace, at home, and in the community. Learn how to design environments that facilitate effective learning and development. You will learn emerging technologies and their potential to work as a support for learning or to promote change in learning. You can pursue this master's degree with any bachelor's degree in hand.

Degree at a Glance

Yearly Start Dates
Industry Relevant Courses
Online Curriculum
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Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2020-2021 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

With an ITLS master's degree, you can work in the private sector, academia, government, military settings, and more. Depending on your interests, you can focus on administration and project management, design work, or on development-oriented efforts.


Median Pay*

  • Instructional Coordinator – $64,450
  • Training and Development Manager – $111,340

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Why Earn an ITLS Degree from USU Online

The ITLS program is administered through the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department, one of the leading educational technology programs in the nation. The faculty members are influential in areas such as instructional design theory and application, innovative science teaching methods, instructional game design, simulators, technology, and more.

Voted Best Grad Programs 2020 US News and Word Report
Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Deidri.

Deidri Nielson

Deidri Nielson
ITLS Advisor
(435) 797-2694