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Instructional Design and Technology M.S. with Game Theory and Design Specialization

Develop the Games that Enhance Teaching and Learning

Digital games are quickly becoming a central element of professional education and training across all industries. University of Houston-Clear Lake's Instructional Design and Technology Program prepares graduates to be leaders in the analysis, design, development and implementation of instruction, bridging cutting edge technologies with the latest learning methods’ research. With specialization in Game Theory and Design you will explore the design and development of games that enhance teaching and learning from multiple perspectives allowing you to enhance your instructional design and development skills

Create and Innovate to Maximize Students’ Benefit from Serious Games

In the field of game theory and design, the continuous advancements in technology and gaming are changing the ways trainers, teachers, and learners create, evaluate, and learn. The interdisciplinary nature of game theory and design has led to innovations in teaching and learning, as well as more opportunities for collaboration across industries. You will obtain additional skills and knowledge related to game design, development, and learning. You will learn and be mentored by UHCL’s Instructional Design and Technology Program faculty members, who are noted as academic leaders in distance education, instructional/educational technology, performance technology, and research.
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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Former UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25

Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID. 

The UHCL applications is available online through Apply Texas. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester. 

Applying After the Priority Deadline

New, non-degree seeking, and former UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply. 

Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines. 

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Final – April 1
    Document Deadline – April 15

  • Spring

    Final – October 1
    Document Deadline – October 15

  • Summer*

    Final – March 1
    Document Deadline – March 15

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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The College of Education is accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency.

We’ve earned national recognition for accomplishment and innovation, including the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.

Instructional Design and Technology M.S. with Game Theory and Design Specialization Faculty

Caroline Crawford
 Caroline Crawford

Caroline M. Crawford

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3587
Office: Bayou Suite 1125.10

Caroline M. Crawford Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Michelle Giles Faculty Bio

Jana M Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair and Professor of Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies,

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Jana Willis Faculty Bio