2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instructional Design and Technology, M.S.

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The master of science (MS) degree in Instructional Design and Technology is for adult learners who want to identify, plan, create and deliver instructional experiences to targeted audiences.

The MS in IDT has four areas of specializations: Learning Technologies, Learner Experience Design, Web Development/Multimedia Production and Mobile App Development/Computer Programming. Offering four areas of specialization allows students the opportunity to focus on a specific area within the instructional design process.

The four specializations are:

  1. Learning Technologies: focuses on evaluating, designing, developing and implementing a variety of learning technologies in an educational setting to improve traditional classroom learning. This specialization is designed for individuals who want to work in the K-12 or higher education environment.
  2. Learner Experience Design (LX Design): focuses on analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating technologies in a learning / training environment. This specialization is designed for individuals whose careers are in business, health fields or government.
  3. Web Development and Multimedia Production: focuses on web design, site structure, web programming, graphic design and video editing. This specialization is for individuals who want to work in the instructional design field and focus on web design, graphic design, or video editing as it relates to the learning experience.
  4. Mobile App Development / Computer Programming; focuses on computing programming and mobile app development. This specialization is designed for educators or others interested in applying the knowledge of computer programming, mobile app development and mobile learning to the curriculum and/or other learning environments.

Transfer of Credit

For the master of science degrees in Instructional Design and Technology, a student may transfer a maximum of two graduate-level courses into the program from an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education. The course content must be comparable to the content of a course within one of the master’s programs offered by the department. The grade received must be B or higher. The course must have been taken within three years prior to admittance into the master of science degree program in Instructional Design and Technology.


For detailed information on university policies, please refer to Admission Policies  information. In addition, the following is required:

  1. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for full acceptance. Others may be admitted on probationary status pending demonstration of ability to perform quality work at the graduate level.
  2. Self-statement. In 500 - 600 words, tell us your goals and reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in instructional design & technology.


To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our MS degrees you may call 314-863-2220 or email FBYOU@fontbonne.edu. In addition, you may contact Ms. Jo Ann Mattson, Director of the MS in IDT program, at jmattson@fontbonne.edu or 314-889-4514.

Degree Requirements

The student must successfully complete 34 semester hours of graduate credit to earn a master of science degree in Instructional Design and Technology at Fontbonne University. Twenty-two of the hours are required from the core and 12 additional hours selected from a chosen Specialization:

Specialization I: Learning Technologies

Specialization II: Learner Experience Design

Specialization III: Web Development and Multimedia Production

Required Courses (12 credits)

Specialization IV: Mobile App/Computer Programming

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrates competency in area of specialization  

Demonstrates practical research skills.  

Communicates effectively to a wide range of audiences using appropriate modalities and technologies  

Serves as an effective team member or leader on technical projects  

Addresses the current technological needs of a diverse society in an ethical, legal and professional manner 

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