Instructional Design & Development Master's Programs

Master of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Development

The University of South Alabama Master of Science degree in Instructional Design and Development is an online graduate degree program providing students with the information and skills training to analyze instructional tasks, design and deliver instructional programs, and perform evaluative procedures on instructional products and services. In addition to learning how to provide instructional or training solutions to organizational problems, students learn about the subfield in IDD called human performance improvement (HPI). HPI is used in organizations when non-training solutions are called for, such as, job redesign, conflict management, and leadership training.

The Master’s program in Instructional Design & Development is delivered completely online. Using the Internet, networked information resources, and diverse sets of educational and information technologies, this program will provide a unique educational opportunity for those who may choose to use similar resources and technologies in their delivery of instruction and/or instructional content after graduation.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Instructional Design and Development program are reviewed throughout

the year. Requirements for admission are:

  1. A completed application for admission to the Graduate School.
  2. One official copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s academic and/or professional abilities.
  4. A statement of the applicant’s career goal(s) and purpose(s) for pursuing the Master’ program in Instructional Design and Development.
  5. Results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) including the writing component, or results of the Millers Analogies Test (MAT).

Application Submission Deadlines

  • Fall admission - June 15
  • Spring admission - December 1
  • Summer admission - April 1

The final admission decision involves evaluation of the following: grade-point average, scores on the GRE or MAT, letters of reference, applicant's statement of career goal(s) and purpose(s), professional experience, and program enrollment and availability.

Applications, transcripts, letters, and all supporting materials should be submitted to the USA Office of Admissions, 2500 Meisler Hall, 390 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688-00002.


Program Coordinator:

 James Van Haneghan, PhD

 Ph. (251)-380-2760

jvanhane@southalabama.edu