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The online master's degree in online education from MU can help you advance your career fulfilling the demand for distance learning alternatives in corporate, military, government and health care professions, as well as K–12 and higher education. If you want to design, deliver and evaluate effective online learning experiences, 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 with an emphasis in online education


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

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Instructional Coordinators
Employment growth
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.
Average salary increase

Program structure

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

Courses are semester-based, with 8-week and 16-week courses. Students typically take one or two classes each semester. Full-time students finish in two years.

Course work includes

  • Online course design and instruction
  • Learning management systems
  • Rapid design of web based learning
  • Game design and development
  • Digital media skills


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

2 years (full-time students)

Typical course load

1 or 2 classes per semester


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

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I'm so excited for the opportunity to take everything I've learned and really put it into action.
MS ’19

Learn more about this program

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