Master of Science in Learning Technologies

Program Information

The 36-semester-hour program, available online, is designed for students to gain a foundation in learning, instruction, and educational technologies to enhance and deliver the learning experience using technology. Courses focus on the study, analysis, design and integration of the use of technology to deliver instruction in various settings. In addition to the Master of Science (MS) degree, Program Certificate Add-Ons are available with 9 to 12 hours of study.

Graduates of the program are prepared for dynamic roles in both academic and corporate settings. Learning Technology is widely used in both environments today. This program provides tracks in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Evaluation and Research (ER), Instructional Systems (IS), Instructional Systems Design (ISD), Instructional Systems Technology (IST), Project Management (PM), Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), Team Science (TS), and Workforce Leadership (WFL).

The flexibility of online courses let you progress at your own pace, with course schedules and mentoring services designed to help you balance work, school, and home life. Whether you prefer to move forward quickly or take your time, you will get an advanced education, giving your career the momentum, it needs to move forward.

Both faculty and students are widely published in leading journals and are active and visible participants in AACE, ACTER, AECT, AERA, AHRD, ISPI, and ISTE as well as other organizations. Our faculty currently hold over $3 million in funded contracts and federal grants. UNT faculty are nationally known for their experience and insights into how Learning Technologies are changing the way education, learning, and training is created and delivered.

Each of the courses in the program is designed to deliver upward mobility in your career and guide you toward a more successful future. Career opportunities include Instructional Designer, Manager of Learning Technologies, Instructional Systems Implementer, Course and Training Systems Designer, Support Specialist for Learning Management and Cyberinfrastructure Systems, and more. The MS degree also serves as a bridge for students into a PhD in Learning Technologies.

The program prepares students to work in settings where they can:

  • Design courseware and media products to support teaching, learning, and training.
  • Design and manage instructional systems and cyberinfrastructures.
  • Develop instructional systems design plans and implementations.
  • Analyze then solve educational and instructional technology issues.

During their coursework, students work collaboratively and individually as participants and practitioners to identify and solve instructional and educational questions and issues. They will use a variety of technologies to assist them in the construction of learning technologies that are delivered in a variety of ways: e-learning, technology-based learning environments, distributed learning paradigms, computer-mediated communication, and telecommunications. Graduates of the program will:

  • Be able to create instructional systems for learners based on knowledge of human information processing.
  • Be able to describe the principles, theories, applications, and current trends in instructional and educational technology and predict the impact of these theories and trends on newer technologies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and use appropriate forms of technology (desktop publishing, learning management systems, multimedia, social media, and video technology) to enhance teaching and learning.

UNT’s Learning Technologies degree measures up well when compared to other online programs. Affordable in-state and out-of-state tuition makes it a great value; and with the ability to graduate in as little as fourteen months, you can reach your goals faster.

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Accelerated and Traditional Delivery Offerings

The MS in Learning Technologies is offered in two unique delivery formats. The chart on this page provides a comparison for the accelerated and the traditional semester delivery. Both offerings are 100% online and require 12 courses for 36 hours of course work to complete the degree and graduate.

Traditional Semester Offering

The traditional delivery offers courses four times a year during the fall and spring 16-week semesters and during the 3-week and 10-week summer terms. Students can select any of the specialty tracks in the MS degree program. The time to complete the degree taking 3-6 hours per semester is 24-36 months and taking 9 hours per semester is 18 months.

Accelerated Offering

The accelerated delivery provides five course start times a year. Courses are offered in a combination of 3-, 8-, 10-, and 16-week formats to facilitate rapid degree completion while ensuring student mastery of instructional content. Students can select any of the specialty tracks in the MS degree program. Students that can maintain the accelerated course sequence can complete course work in as little as 14 months and graduate at the end of the semester they finish.

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12 Courses.
100% Online.

1 Perfect Choice for Your MS in Learning Technologies!

The Master's program prepares graduates for dynamic roles in Instructional Technology and Learning Technologies in both academic and corporate settings.


Unique Program Delivery Offerings Accelerated Traditional
36 hours, 12 courses
100% online
Evaluation and Research Track
Instructional Systems Track
Instructional Systems Design Track
Instructional Systems Technology Track
Project Management
Teaching and Learning with Technology Track
Team Science
Workforce Leadership
Degree completion possible within 14 months*  
Degree completion possible within 24 months**  
*Assumes that a student is taking at least 9 hours each semester
**Assumes that a student is taking at least 6 hours each semester

Program Certificate Add-ons

The following program certificates are available:

  • Distance, Distributed, and Virtual Learning
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Instructional Systems Design
  • Technology Integration
  • Technology and Cognition
  • Web Development and Management

Be sure to talk with an advisor to ensure you have the correct courses in your degree plan if you need to take additional courses.

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