College of Education

Instructional Systems Design

$57K

average salary

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 12/1/2018
04/5/2019
Start Dates: 01/9/2019
08/28/2019
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $685

Dr. Joan Mazur

Professor

Instructional Systems Design

College of Education

345 Dickey Hall

University of Kentucky

  • MS

Broaden your reach as you develop the capacity to design and implement trainings in desktop and distributed computing environments. Create compelling learning experiences that reflect best practices and improve outcomes for learners at all levels.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 12/1/2018
04/5/2019
Start Dates: 01/9/2019
08/28/2019
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $685

Design Your Future

With intensive 8-week semesters and three start dates a year, this program is designed for the working professional who wants to advance their career with a specialization in instructional design. Our graduates work in a wide range of industries and hold many job titles including instructional designer, web designer, project manager, and curriculum director.  As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Design trainings and educational programs that employ advanced design specifications like user specific feedback displays, branching, and adaptive release.
  • Employ user performance data and other data-driven techniques to evaluate existing instructional design.
  • Use industry standard computer programs like Dreamweaver, Captivate, Microsoft Office, and Game-based learning applications.

Students have the option to complete a graduate certificate in Distance Education, as part of their degree. In addition, students may choose to specialize in advanced statistical analysis, community engagement, or other areas. Completion of the M.S. typically takes two years. Admission requires an undergraduate degree with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher. GRE scores are not required.

Imagine Your Future

Training and Development Specialists

Training and development specialists plan, conduct, and administer programs that train employees and improve their skills and knowledge.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.

Median Salary

$57,340

per year in 2017

Number of Jobs

252,600

in 2017

10 Year Job Outlook

18,900

new jobs (average)

Work Environment

Training and development specialists work in nearly every industry. They spend much of their time working with people, giving presentations, and leading training activities.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Dr. Joan Mazur

Professor

Instructional Systems Design

College of Education

345 Dickey Hall

University of Kentucky

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