Instructional Designers are the experts in how to teach and design a course for a multitude of industries, such as education, corporate training, and healthcare. They are vital to the learning process. They can develop entire courses or curriculums, create training materials such as teaching manuals and student guides, and redesign courses for optimal learning outcomes.
Career opportunities are broad and adaptable. Some of the most common positions our graduates are recruited for are Instructional Designer, Instructional Coordinator, E-learning Designer, Training Specialist, and many others. Since there is such a high demand for Instructional Designers across multiple industries, many graduates work as consultants, assisting various organizations with their instructional design needs allowing them to create their own schedules.
The possibilities of adapting your Instructional Design degree are limitless to your own creativity and desire to expand your horizons. Students with an M.A. in Instructional Design, Innovation & Leadership from from Asbury University are prepared for countless different fields and industries, such as:
Yes! According to insidehighered.com, “the field of instructional design has exploded over the past few decades. Since 2004, demand has been on the rise – up by more than 20 percent nationwide.” And since Covid-19, the field “has received a boost previously unimaginable.” They are calling it the “hottest job in higher education.” But it is not just limited to higher education; the skills you’ll learn at Asbury are vital to corporate training, teaching, web design, and consulting. The possibilities are immense. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that job growth for Instructional Designers and Coordinators will continue to grow at a faster than average rate over the next 10 years.
Asbury’s fully online courses will contain a hands-on component where you will create projects using the latest tools for instructional designers, providing you with technology skills adaptable to many career choices. Using your creativity through digital technologies online is encouraged and celebrated.
Students can pursue their coursework at different rates; each student will work with their advisor to create a customized schedule that best fits their situation. Most students will complete the program in about two years (some faster and some slower – it’s up to you). Often students pursuing graduate degrees have families and professional obligations so our program is designed to be flexible and accommodating no matter your schedule. Our program can be completed while working full time in two years!
|Semester||Credit Hours||Course Code||Title|
|1st||1||DSG 502||Intro to Graduate Communications and Research|
|1st||3||DSG 503||Design Thinking and Instructional Design|
|1st||2||DSG 536||Emerging Technology for Learning Design|
|2nd||3||DSG 520||Issues in Leading Innovation and Systems Integration|
|3rd||3||DSG 650||Predictive Learner Analytics|
|3rd||3||DSG 675||Instructional Design and Innovation Leadership|
|5th||2||DSG 640||Communication Research Methods: Creativity, Tools and Evaluation|
Yes! Our program is designed to be entirely online and done from anywhere in the world!
Anyone with a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (based on last 60 hours of undergraduate degree). Candidates not meeting the grade point average criteria may apply for admission on a conditional status.
Mail transcripts to:
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Electronic official transfer of transcripts can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no application fee for this program!
With approval of the Dean of the School of Communication Arts and the Registrar, a student may transfer up to nine semester hours of prior graduate credits toward a Master of Arts degree. These credits must have been completed at a regionally-accredited graduate school. Only courses with a grade of B or better which are equivalent to Asbury University courses may be transferred.
Students entering the MA program can satisfy a maximum of three credits for extensive professional experience through a Credit by Prior Learning (CPL) process. There will be a cost to apply for CPL credit. See more about Credit by Prior Learning.
If you would like to visit the Communications Graduate Office, call (859) 858-5182 or email email@example.com