Design innovative learning resources
Menu
Learn More
Request Information

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 30
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Estimated program cost: $12,225*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in education with an emphasis in learning systems design and development from MU can help you develop the knowledge and skills required to design learning systems and develop digital media and network applications. If you want to work collaboratively with faculty and other students to produce a portfolio that documents your work and accomplishments, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

6%
Employment growth1
25%
Average salary increase2

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators

2 Percentage by which the average base salary of a full-time teacher in a U.S. public elementary or secondary schools with master’s degrees exceeds that of a teacher with a bachelor’s degree, 2007–08. Snyder, T.D., and Dillow, S.A. (2011). Digest of Education Statistics 2010 (NCES 2011-015). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, D.C./small>

Potential careers

  • Online course or curriculum designer or architect
  • Online course instructor
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Instructional designer
  • Game designer/developer
  • Academic research and doctoral study

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two years.

Course work covers

  • Digital media
  • Online course design and instruction
  • Web development skills
  • Web app and mobile app development
  • Rapid design of web-based learning
  • Game design and development
  • Makerspace and 3D printing

In-state tuition rates

As a distance learner in a University of Missouri graduate program, you qualify for in-state tuition rates, regardless of where you live.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies.

Feedback