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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.

The IDD&E master’s degree is now available FULLY ONLINE in addition to our campus-based program!

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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