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  • Online Master’s Degree in Educational Technology

    MS in Learning Technologies

    Drexel University’s online MS in Educational Technology is a modern look at how technology and education interact with and support each other. Perfect for those interested in game-based learning, instructional design, technology leadership, and more, the curriculum focuses on key tenets of educational technology and design, preparing you for technology careers within and beyond the education sector or for graduate study. You’ll learn under the guidance of School of Education faculty members who are recognized scholars and practitioners in the field, and the curriculum can be tailored to your specific needs and career goals.

    What is a Master’s Degree in Learning Technologies?

    The MS in Learning Technologies has a strong foundation in theory, practice, and research related to the core themes of the program:

    • The Learning Sciences
    • Instructional Design & Development
    • Online & Mobile Learning
    • Site-Based, Online, and Mobile Technologies
    • Game-Based Learning
    • Educational Technology Leadership

    You'll take courses in a variety of areas related to educational technology, including Using and Integrating Education Technologies, The Learning Sciences, and Instructional Design Methods.

    Throughout the master’s in educational technology online program, you'll have many opportunities for experiential learning. These provide the experience of designing and deploying your own innovative technology applications for a wide range of settings.

    MS in Learning Technologies Program Features

    • The MS in Learning Technologies program at Drexel is fully online and was developed with working professionals in mind
    • You'll take classes with faculty who are internationally-renowned for their contributions in the field and skilled in online learning
    • Drexel’s School of Education is ranked as one of America’s Best Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News & World Report

    How Long Does it Take to Earn a Master’s in Learning Technologies?

    The online MS in Learning Technologies is a 45-credit part-time program. The 15 courses are each 10-weeks in length. Those who take two courses per term can complete the program in two years.

    What Jobs Can You Get with a Master’s in Educational Technology?

    A Master’s in Educational Technology may help you launch or advance a career in some fast-growing fields in a wide range of industries. Job titles commonly held by education technology graduates include:

    • Corporate Training Director
    • Curriculum and Assessment Director
    • Director of Integrated Technology
    • Director of Web Content Management
    • Education Technology Consultant
    • Learning Development Specialist
    • Game-Based Learning Designer or Consultant
    • Instructional Designer
    • Multimedia Developer
    • School Based Education Technology Leader

    What are the Salary Expectations for a Graduate with a Degree in Learning Technologies?

    Graduates of the Master’s in Learning Technologies program can work in a wide range of settings, including K-12 schools, colleges, and universities as well as both large and small corporations and non-profits. Some job titles and median salaries for positions related to educational technology may include:


    Median Annual Salary (2018)

    Instructional Coordinator, Director, Specialist


    Training and Development Manager


    Training and Development Specialist


    Senior Game Designer, Lead Level Designer


    IT Manager, Application Development Director


    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
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    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Education Core Courses 9.0
    EDCR 512
    Using and Integrating Learning Technologies
    EDCR 514
    Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Education
    EDCR 518
    Evidence-Based Evaluation
    Learning Engineering 9.0
    EDLT 502
    Learning Experience Design
    EDLT 503
    The Learning Sciences
    EDLT 504
    Learning Engineering
    Choose one Post-Bachelor's Certificate from the following: 9.0
    Instructional Design for e-Learning
    EDLT 551
    Instructional Design Methods
    EDLT 552
    Instructional Design: Project Management
    ELL 503
    Teaching and Learning Issues in E-Learning
    Lifelong Learning
    EDLT 595
    Learning through the Lifespan
    EDLT 596
    Lifelong Learning Models & Best Practices
    EHRD 660
    Principles of Adult Learning
    Learning Analytics
    EDLT 591
    Learning Analytics: Lenses on students, teaching, and curriculum enactment
    EDLT 592
    Information Enabled Change in Educational Organizations
    EDLT 593
    Using Data to Understand Educational Systems
    Learning in Game-Based Environments
    EDLT 541
    Foundations of Game-Based Learning
    EDLT 543
    Play & Learning in a Participatory Culture
    EDLT 544
    Integrating Games & Pedagogical Content Knowledge
    Choose one Post-Bachelor's Certificate from the following: 9.0
    Creativity Tools & Techniques for the Classroom and Workplace
    CRTV 502
    Tools and Techniques in Creativity
    CRTV 503
    Creativity in the Workplace
    CRTV 615
    Neuroscience, Creativity, and Innovation
    or CRTV 650
    Current Trends in Creativity & Innovation
    Higher Education Leadership
    Choose 3:
    EDHE 501
    Foundations of Higher Education and Governance
    EDHE 521
    Student Development Theory and Application
    EDHE 531
    Legal Issues & Ethics in Higher Education
    EDHE 541
    Institutional Assessment, Accreditation, and Effectiveness
    Mind, Brain, & Learning
    CRTV 600
    Mind, Brain and Learning
    Choose two of the following:
    CRTV 604
    Neurodiversity in Education and Workforce
    CRTV 608
    Neuropedagogy and Assessment
    CRTV 615
    Neuroscience, Creativity and Innovation
    U.S. Education Policy
    EDPO 620
    Education Policy: Concepts, Issues, and Applications
    EDPO 628
    American Educational Policy and U.S. Competitiveness
    EDPO 636
    Access & Equity in Educational Policy Making
    Capstone Courses 9.0-10.5
    EDU 780
    Capstone Research
    Select from the Practitioner or Thesis Capstone tracks:
    EDUP 780
    Practitioner Capstone Course I
    or EDUT 780
    Thesis Capstone Course I
    EDUP 781
    Practitioner Capstone Course II
    or EDUT 781
    Thesis Capstone Course II
    Total Credits 45.0-46.5

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
    • Provisional admission may be granted if your GPA is below 3.0
      • An admissions interview is required for a GPA below 2.75

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
      • How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activities
      • If changing course, why you are moving in this new direction with your educational goals
      • How the program relates to your current line of work
      • How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
    • Current Resume
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1111 per credit. (A 25% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1481 per credit)

    For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


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