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Graduate Programs|Department of Professional Studies

Master's Degree in Education: Instructional Technology

Domestic Students: GPA: 3.0 GRE: no requirement Deadline: Jan. 15 and Sept. 15 Apply!
International Students: TOEFL: 550 written or 76 online GRE: no requirement Deadline: Jan. 15 and Sept. 15 Apply!

The next Master's Capstone event is scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2015

The degree program in instructional technology gives students the foundations to design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional resources and systems in professional learning environments. Students examine the history of technology-based training, instructional design, and distance education to understand current trends and procedures in the field. They then apply this knowledge through the design and development of novel training solutions targeted to diverse professional settings (e.g., K-12 education, corporate and government centers, design and development labs, higher education).

Through these experiences, students learn how to identify gaps in desired and current practice, design training solutions to eliminate or reduce those gaps, develop tools and methods to implement solutions, and evaluate and revise methods for continued success. Emphasis is placed on instructional systems that use both face-to-face and distance delivery methods.


Program Details

The master's degree program is 36 credit hours.  Students can expect to have a quality online program characterized by small faculty-to-student ratios, program faculty teaching most classes, flexible advising sessions offered at a distance, and a focus on community. Students can take all of their coursework online with the exception of a campus visit for their final defense in the Capstone course.

>>Click here for the list of required courses

>>See course descriptions


Tuition and Fees

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Resident Tuition Non-Resident Tuition
Outreach Courses      Campus Courses Outreach Courses      Campus Courses
$221/credit                  $221/credit $660/credit                  $660/credit

Additional outreach course fees: $25/credit.

Please BE ADVISED that tuition for Outreach courses will be increasing. See link for details.

    >>Click here to learn about funding opportunities

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How to Apply

There are two application deadlines for this program: January 15 for summer and fall admission, and September 15 for spring admission.

Step 1: Apply to UW and Professional Studies through the online applicant portal

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (applications with missing documents will not be considered)

 Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts to UW Admissions

  1. Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
    1. Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071


Following the review of your application, faculty members vote to recommend admission or denial. You will receive a letter indicating acceptance or denial from the Department. If accepted, a faculty advisor will be assigned to you. You may decide whether to accept our offer of admission and notify us of your decision.

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