College of Education

Instructional Systems Design

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Program Summary

Application Dates: 11/30/2020
04/9/2021
Start Dates: 01/13/2021
05/11/2021
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $693

Dr. Kun Huang

Assistant Professor

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

307 Dickey Hall

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-4661

  • MS
Broaden your capacity to design, develop and implement training in online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments. Create compelling learning experiences that reflect best practices and improve outcomes for learners at all levels including K-12 and higher education, business, corporations, medical and military sectors.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 11/30/2020
04/9/2021
Start Dates: 01/13/2021
05/11/2021
Credits required: 36
Cost per credit: $693

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 --- a field that utilizes theories of learning, information and communication technology, and appropriate assessment and evaluation to help people learn and perform better in the e-learning era.  Our graduates work in a wide range of industries and have jobs as instructional designers/technologists, e-learning designers/developers, training specialists, project managers, and curriculum directors.  As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Conduct needs assessments to identify the training needs of an organization targeting at improving performance.
  • Identify instructional goals tailored to address organizational needs, and develop appropriate instructional and evaluation strategies.
  • Employ user performance data and other data-driven techniques to evaluate existing
    instructional design.
  • Develop engaging e-learning content using industry standard computer programs like Adobe Captivate, Camtasia, and game-based learning applications.

Students have the option to complete a graduate certificate in Distance Education, which can be embedded as part of their degree's program of study. 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. To apply, applicants need to provide:

  • Transcripts.
  • A resume.
  • A personal statement.
  • Three professional recommendations. 

Imagine Your Future

Training and Development Specialists

Training and development specialists plan and administer programs that improve the skills and knowledge of their employees.

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Contact

Dr. Kun Huang

Assistant Professor

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

307 Dickey Hall

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-4661

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.