Master of Science in Instructional Technology

Jasmine"My experience helped me fine-tune my skills and learn more about the things that I enjoy learning about. Without this experience, I don't think I would have the desire to learn about new and emerging technology." -Jasmine Harris-Speight,'14,'19 Extension Associate II, Mississippi State University



" I wish that I had known about the program sooner but glad that I completed it when I did because I learned so much about many of the new programs and concepts that are coming to light now that education has been forced to examine the aspects of the digital ecosystem." -Justin Putnam,'04,'18 Instructional Technology Coach, Confluence Academies

The MSIT is designed for educators or industry professionals who are interested in the use of instructional technology to support effective learning in education and other learning environments. 

Who Should Apply?

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  • P-12 teachers who are interested in integrating technology into instruction and sharing your technology expertise at your school

  • Industry professionals and highly-motivated undergraduate students who are interested in the effective use of technology in educational and corporate settings

Core Course Topics Include:

  • Foundations, Multiple Perspectives, Trends & Issues, and Research in Instructional Technology

  • Management, Evaluation, and Assessment of Learning with Technology

  • Directed Project and Portfolio Development

Concentration Areas to Choose From Include:

  • Instructional Design 

  • Distance Education 

  • Multimedia 

Did You Know…       Girl with laptop

  • This degree is completely online.

  • Your courses will be taught by our highly qualified and caring faculty.

  • If you are a junior or senior student at MSU with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can be benefited from enrolling in our Accelerated Program, which permits you to earn up to 15 hours of graduate-level coursework during your final year of undergraduate studies. 

  • Potential careers include instructional designer, training specialist, multimedia developer, and distance education coordinator.

  • If you earn 24 credit hours of technology courses, you will be qualified to teach for a community college.

Admission Requirements

  • Application form

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Statement of purpose

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

  • No GRE required


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