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Master of Science in Learning Design & Technology Online

Graduate from the online MS in Learning Design and Technology at George Mason ready to design and implement new learning experiences that help people improve their performance with new knowledge, skills, and abilities. Unlike similar degree programs, our core curriculum includes not only the basic competencies set forth by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI), but also the advanced and managerial competencies that prepare you for more senior roles.


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Why Choose Mason's MS in Learning Design and Technology?

  • Optional E-Learning Graduate Certificate built into the program
  • Perfect for career changers or those focused on how to create teaching and training materials
  • Part-time, online format provides flexibility and accessibility for working professionals anywhere
  • Our School of Education is ranked No. 59 out of 392 schools of education by U.S. News & World Report
  • Competitive tuition makes top-rated education available to more students
  • IBSTPI Competencies
  • Complete in as Little as 2 Years
  • 30 Credit Hours
  • The core curriculum includes advanced and managerial competencies, so you're ready for senior-level roles.
  • Learn online when and where it's best for you and put what you learn to work immediately in your current position.
  • Use current and emerging software packages and technologies to develop learning opportunities.

MS in Learning Design and Technology

Our modern-day curriculum readies you to design programs beyond formal classroom instruction.

Graduates of our program can step into new roles like learning or instructional designer, e-learning developer, and UX designer with confidence. You'll have new abilities to:

  • Analyze and evaluate learning technologies, programs, and trends
  • Collaborate with business leaders and subject matter experts
  • Design and implement new learning solutions
  • Manage projects through their entire life cycle


3 Program Options

Learning design is a growing industry, and George Mason offers three graduate program options to match your academic needs to your career goals:

  • MS in Learning Design and Technology
  • MS in Learning Design and Technology with an E-Learning Graduate Certificate
  • Learning Technologies Certificate with a Concentration in E-Learning


Preparing the Future Leaders of Learning Design

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the training and development specialists position is projected to grow 9% from 2018-2028 — faster than the average of all occupations.

George Mason's online MS in Learning Design and Technology gives you the right combination of hard and soft skills you need to succeed in these growing learning design roles. We ensure you know how to collaborate with leaders and clients and that you have a solid understanding of the frameworks used to evaluate and design learning solutions. You'll stand out from your competition and be ready to excel in your next role, regardless of the industry you work in.