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
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 28
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 12
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

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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Accreditations and Distinctions

UHCL’s College of Education graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation for both initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparation. We’re one of only 14 educator preparation programs in Texas to hold this accreditation. The College of Education is also accredited by the State Board for Educator Certification/Texas Education Agency and holds accreditations from a number of organizations for individual specializations and certification programs.

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 Crawford

Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3587
Office: SSCB 3.203.13

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Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Office: Student Services Building 3203.04

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Kathryn Ley
Kathryn Ley

Kathryn Ley

Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,

Contact number: 281-283-3585
Office: SSCB 3.203.02

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Jana M Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

Department Chair of Literacy, Library and Learning Technologies and Professor of Instructional Design and Technology ,

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Office: SSCB 3203.1

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