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Instructional Design and Technology M.S.

Challenge Your Thinking. Get a Degree that Provides a Map to Success.

Your Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from University of Houston-Clear Lake is designed for those who are already involved in areas of technology or curriculum development such as educators preparing online content, curriculum developers, HR professionals, web developers, or software consultants. Through your coursework, you will gain a new perspective and learn to approach challenges in a new and different way. You will interact with peers from different fields, gain experiences that might not exist at work, and build relationships and a network of peers. Your degree helps you harness the latest technology tools and interactive, multi-media strategies to reinforce learning, and it puts you at a competitive advantage toward a highly compensated position in an academic or corporate setting.

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Your Master of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from UHCL’s College of Education provides professional education in educational technology and instructional design for people in diverse economic sectors, as well as educators from preschool to higher education. The degree is available completely online. Cohorts can be established upon requests from districts or organizations for delivery of the program in a web-enhanced/face-to-face hybrid instructional environment. All cohort request must be approved by the Instructional Design and Technology Program Director, Literacy, Library Science, and Learning Technologies Department Chair, Associate Dean of the College of Education, and the Dean of the College of Education. This degree will provide you with an understanding of learning and design theories, models, and instructional strategies. The courses include hands-on experiences developing computer-based training pieces.

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Admission Requirements

UHCL’s College of Education would love to have you join us. Find out today what it takes to apply.


Degree Requirements

Ready to learn about the classes you need to take to earn your degree from the College of Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake? Find out all you need to know about the required course work, complete with options for electives.


Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Returning 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. 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 returning 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

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    Deadline - April 1

For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

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

About UHCL

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UHCL Online

Bayou Building, Room 1406
2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-212-1611

Make the most of a hectic schedule and study from home or the office through UHCL Online, offering the same level of excellence for more than 20 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs.


Accreditations and Distinctions

The College of Education is accredited by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

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. Faculty

Caroline Crawford
 Caroline Crawford

Caroline M. Crawford

Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3587
Email: crawford@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1125.10

Caroline M. Crawford Faculty Bio

Michelle Giles
Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles

Program Director and Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
Education

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Email: giles@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Michelle Giles Faculty Bio

Jana Willis
Jana Willis

Jana Willis

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

Contact number: 281-283-3568
Email: willis@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou Suite 1321

Jana Willis Faculty Bio