Master of Education in Instructional Design
University of Massachusetts-Boston

Program Details

UMass Boston’s MEd Program in Instructional Design offers a practical master’s degree that is ideal for career professionals engaged in the education, training and development of adult learners in the work place.

This multi-disciplinary academic program provides students with a dynamic learning process through a comprehensive course of study that gives equal importance to both the planning and the delivery of adult instruction.

Applications of instructional design can be seen today in business and industry; in schools and colleges, government agencies, and the military; in health care organizations, religious institutions, and professional societies. Using the principles and practices of adult education, the program’s theoretical and applied courses concentrate in three areas:

  • 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


  • Bachelor's degree
  • A personal interview with the program faculty
  • A statement of interests and intent
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An updated resume
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergrad and graduate work

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education