Find out more about University of Massachusetts-Boston - College of Advancing & Professional Studies - Graduate

Master of Education in Instructional Design

Program Details


The Online Master's Degree in Instructional Design offers comprehensive training in the design and delivery of adult education with the Online Master of Education Degree in Instructional Design from UMass Boston. Designed for professionals engaged in the education, training and development of adult learners in the workplace, the Online Master's Degree in Instructional Design provides a dynamic learning process and vibrant curriculum that meets the current educational demands of the marketplace.

Program Emphasis

Course study focuses on the instructional design process, on adult learning theory, and on communication, media, technology, and learning about organizations. Emphasis is given to the students' application and evaluation of their learning. The Master's Degree in Instructional Design consists of 12 courses and may be completed entirely online.

Program Highlights:

  • Building a foundation and conceptual framework for the instructional design process;
  • Developing instructional strategies and skills to facilitate adult learning;
  • Using educational media and technology to enhance learning


Interview. Statement of Interest or Intent. Three letters of recommendations. Resume. A bachelor degree is required.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details.