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Learning Technologies

Master's Degree Program

Graduate opportunities

Earn you master's in Learning Technologies online in 14 months. Learn more.The Master of Science degree in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas gives you the foundation in learning and educational technologies required to create, deliver and enhance learning experiences in a variety of contexts.

Our rigorous and accredited curriculum explores human learning and cognition, instructional design, educational tools and technologies, and computers in education as they influence learning and instruction. Armed with this knowledge and associated skills, you will be prepared for dynamic roles in instructional design and technology in academic and corporate settings.

Course work can be completed in a traditional academic environment or as part of an accelerated online program. The accelerated online program allows you to earn a degree in as few as 14 months.

We offer degree tracks in instructional systems technology, instructional systems design, and teaching and learning with technology. Some tracks have additional specializations.

The following graduate academic certificates, which can be completed in 9 to 12 semester hours, are also available:

  • Distance, distributed and virtual learning
  • Emerging technologies
  • Instructional systems design
  • Technology integration
  • Technology and autism
  • Technology and cognition
  • Web development and management
  • State Board for Educator certifications

Our program is enhanced by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who have expertise in learning technologies and other related fields.

Degree tracks

Instructional systems design encompasses maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. It involves determining the current state and needs of the learner, defining the end goal of instruction and creating instruction to assist in the transition.

Instructional systems technology immerses you in creating, managing and evaluating instructional systems and media in various applications. Possible career paths include working as a developer, director or evaluator of instructional design projects or processes and outcomes in corporate, higher education and other instructional and training environments.

The track offers specializations in Instructional Systems Design and Distance and Distributed Learning.

Teaching and learning with technology emphasizes application-oriented technology skills that are valuable for independent study and research, classroom teaching, and personal and professional projects.

Available specializations are technology integration, technology and autism, technology and brain-based learning, and emerging technologies.

Research centers and laboratories

To assist in the pursuit of your master’s degree, you will have access to the:

  • Center for Knowledge Solutions
  • Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning
  • Advanced Research Lab
  • Texas Center for Educational Technology
  • Technology and Applied Research in Autism Laboratory
  • 3-D Learning Environment Research Lab
  • ThinkTankTwo Studio and Research Workshop

The E. Bruce Street Award brings nationally recognized individuals to campus to work with students and faculty members. It also allows for the exchange of ideas among scholars at UNT, other school systems in Texas and other universities across the country.

Attending UNT

Admission requirements

You need to meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the following set of program requirements:

  • Two completed recommendation forms from individuals familiar with your critical thinking skills and ability to work independently and in groups
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae that includes previous work or educational experiences
  • 1,000- to 1,500-word personal statement outlining your career and learning goals; purpose for applying to the program; current reading related to the field; critical thinking, writing and mathematical skills; relevant educational experiences and strengths; and ability to work independently

Degree requirements

You must file a degree plan within the first 12 credit hours of course work after being admitted to the program. The degree requirements are:

  • 24 credit hours of core and foundations courses
  • 6 credit hours of program track or electives defined by the track

All courses for the instructional systems design, instructional systems technology, and teaching and learning with technology tracks are available online. The instructional systems design track requires a minimum of two courses that meet face-to-face with a third optional course. For specific information about course requirements, visit our website.

Financial assistance

Grants from organizations such as the U.S. Department of Education, the Texas Education Agency and the Job Training Partnership Program provide financial support to students. For information on these opportunities, contact the department. Information about other financial assistance programs is available at the Financial Aid website.