About this Program

The ID&T program at the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies provides students with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory and research to meet the challenges of instructional design professionals. Our wide variety of course offerings are designed to give the graduate a strong background in both the theory and practice of the field.

Program Highlights

  • The ID&T Masters Plan of Work provides the flexibility to pursue individual interests.

  • The rigorous ID&T course of study prepares graduates for a future in instructional technology in a variety of venues.

  • Students participate in synchronous learning environments.

  • Working with an advisor, students select courses that align with their professional goals and backgrounds.

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Master of Science in Education
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Instructional Designers and Technologists

$66,680 Median Salary

Develop instructional materials and products and assist in the technology-based redesign of courses. Assist faculty in learning about, becoming proficient in, and applying instructional technology.

Training and Development Specialists

$64,700 Median Salary

Design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance. May analyze training needs.

Human Factors Engineers and Ergonomists

$90,340 Median Salary

Design objects, facilities, and environments to optimize human well-being and overall system performance, applying theory, principles, and data regarding the relationship between humans and respective technology. Investigate and analyze characteristics of human behavior and performance as it relates to the use of technology.

Commercial and Industrial Designers

$70,540 Median Salary

Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.


What are the requirements to apply for Instructional Design & Technology at ODU?
Students entering the Master of Science in Education program in Instructional Design & Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university.

  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.80.

  • Take and receive satisfactory scores on either the Graduate Record Examination (score of 290 combined on verbal and quantitative with a minimum of 140 verbal for regular admission) or Miller Analogies Test (minimum score of 45 or 399 for regular admission); and have an interview with the graduate program director or his/her designee. 

  • Performance in classes taken as a non-degree graduate student will not be taken into consideration in the admission process. 

For Admission to the Instructional Design & Technology Program




Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

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