Learning technologies and design

Master of science University of Missouri
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The online master's degree in learning technologies and design 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.

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) is a proud member of the iSchools consortium, an international coalition of leading information schools.

Quick facts

Official name

Master of science in learning technologies and design


University of Missouri

Program type

Master's degree

Academic home

College of Education | School of Information Science and Learning Technologies

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


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

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Career prospects

Potential careers

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

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. Full-time students finish in two years.

Course work includes

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


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years (full-time students)

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes each semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Learn more about this program

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