Master of Arts: Instructional Design, Innovation & Leadership – Asbury University
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Master of Arts: Instructional Design, Innovation & Leadership

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a faster than average job growth for instructional designers and coordinators over the next 10 years. Our Instructional Design degree at Asbury ensures students are ready to launch into the industry fully equipped to make a powerful impact.

Your career matters. Your journey matters. Innovation matters. A Master’s in Instructional Design, Innovation & Leadership from Asbury will develop, expand, and advance not just your professional pathway and communication skills, but also who you are as a person. At Asbury, you’ll use cutting edge technology to grow the skills you need to lead others in the much needed and fast growing industry of Instructional Design. Within the innovative career of instructional design you will also be equipped to lead an organization’s innovation in this rapidly growing field.  

Do you have a creative yet methodical mind? Do you love solving problems? Do you love helping people learn and train in the most efficient ways? Do you want to become a transformational and innovative leader in your industry? Instructional designers are the experts in how to teach and design a course using the latest innovative and virtual technologies . With an Instructional Design degree from Asbury, you’ll be equipped and empowered to lead teams of instructional designers and engage in teaching, training, learning experience design, consulting in academic, corporate, government or nonprofit training.

The opportunities are vast; even the military has instructional designers creating some of the most technologically advanced training for soldiers including digital game-based scenarios. 

Potential Career Fields: E-learning Manager, Senior Instructional Designer, Learning Experience Designer, Online Learning Director, Educational Technology Director, Training Coordinator, and Virtual Learning Director/Coordinator

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"My experience with the instructional design program helped me think more critically about approaching various aspects both in instructional design and in my day-to-day life. My most enjoyable experience was getting to design and create my own 3D model while learning how to use 3D print technology which led to the subject of my thesis. My professors helped me immensely by assisting me with my studies while I worked full-time."

Austin England ’23
MA in Instructional Design

"As an experienced instructional designer and educator passionate about creating quality learning experiences, I confirm that Asbury's program is scholarly configured to deliver the stated learning outcomes and more. I have enjoyed the faculty's patience, understanding, and unwavering support. The professors are a true testament of God working through people. In my current role, I oversee a team of instructional designers and technologists responsible for new and existing course creation/maintenance and learning management system (LMS) support."

Dale Moses ’22
MA in Instructional Design

"My instructional design professors have provided real-world job tools, strategies, and spreadsheets that I immediately applied to my day job as an instructional designer. They encouraged and amplified my voice in the ID field, inspired me to become a first-generation grad school student, and helped me envision myself working in academia. Upon graduation, I more than doubled my salary to $150K, so my degree paid for itself. I loved my college experience so much that I returned to Asbury for a graduate degree in instructional design. After working for Fidelity Investments, FAANG corporations, and eLearning Brothers, I'm currently co-authoring a research paper with MIT on remote learning in the workplace. As a member of the IEEE ICICLE Students & Grads SIG for Learning Engineering, I've applied as a presenter and panelist for two upcoming conference sessions at Carnegie Mellon University this summer, including a co-presentation with Dr. Lisa Jones. I run a freelance instructional design business that serves industry, academia, and nonprofit clients in the U.S. and abroad, and I enjoy exploring how emerging technologies are shaping the future of our industry."

Brittany Robinson ’24
MA in Instructional Design Student