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Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, M.S.

The M.S. program in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to identify, evaluate, and design instructional solutions for learning and performance problems.

This program in the Department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation blends technical and software skills with transferable soft 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.

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 or online.
  • Coursework meets all of the instructional design competencies defined by the International Board for Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction.
  • Small student cohorts and a highly engaged alumni network mean you get to know your teachers and peers who will become your lifelong colleagues.
  • Opportunities to conduct research, author articles, and present at professional conferences with faculty deeply involved in the field of instructional design.
  • Take part in School of Education short-term study abroad programs around the world. Through the Himan Brown Fellowship, School of Education students are also eligible for exclusive funding to support study abroad experiences.

Expected growth for instructional designers between 2015-2025 is over 25%. As demand for quality and research-based instruction and training programs, our graduates are in demand 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.

Program Contacts

Jing Lei, Chair of IDD&E; Professor
jlei@syr.edu|315.443.1362
Jing Lei
Rebecca Pettit, Office Coordinator
rrpettit@syr.edu|315.443.3703
Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505