Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, M.S.

The master’s degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to identify, design, and evaluate instructional solutions for learning and performance problems.

This program blends technical and software skills with transferable skills in theory, planning, instructional processes, and collaborative problem solving. Students gain the expertise to design, create, implement, and evaluate non-technology and technology-supported instructional solutions for a variety of educational and professional settings. Note that this program does not lead to any New York State teacher certification.

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Why Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse?

  • Complete your degree in a calendar year of full-time study, or complete your degree part time – many classes are offered in the evening.
  • Our new fully online master’s program allows you to complete your degree from anywhere, with no on-campus commitment needed. You’ll learn the same cutting-edge content, from the same faculty, with digital resources and virtual classroom and collaborative experiences.
  • Our traditional campus-based master’s program allows students to complete the program in a hybrid format (both face-to-face courses and online courses) while fully experiencing the Syracuse University campus community.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network mean you get to know your faculty and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.
  • We have strong working relationships and valued adjunct faculty from Syracuse University units including Project Advance, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and Office of Professional Research & Development, where students can gain essential experience and advanced professional practice.
  • Our faculty members are highly collaborative and respected in their fields, holding leadership positions in national and international professional associations including the Association for Educational Communications & TechnologyAmerican Evaluation Association, and American Educational Research Association. Students have opportunities to collaboratively conduct, author, and present research with faculty.

As demand for quality and research-based instruction and training programs, our graduates find success in many fields including:

  • Instructional designers
  • Training development or E-Learning coordinators
  • Project managers or quality assessment
  • Healthcare, insurance, and social services organizations
  • Government, military, and business fields
  • Higher education instruction and research
  • Further studies in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation; Teaching and Curriculum; or another area of interest.

Please note the online version of this program is at capacity for start in spring 2023; students can still apply for the in-person program and/or the online program starting in summer 2023 or later.

Program Contacts

Breana Nieves Vergara, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions|315.443.2505
Breana Nieves Vergara
Moon-Heum Cho, Associate Professor|315.443.5259
Moon-Heum Cho