Master’s of Science (MSEd) in Learning Design & Technology (Residential)

Graduate Programs

Gain vital knowledge and explore innovative techniques to maximize learners’ potential. Purdue University’s Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology helps you deliver effective instructional materials whether you’re teaching in a classroom or training in a boardroom.

September 15th is the deadline for consideration for Spring admission.

December 1st is the deadline for consideration for Fall and Summer admission.

Applications must be fully complete and submitted (including all required materials) and all application fees paid prior to the deadline in order for applications to be considered and reviewed. For a list of all required materials for this program application, please see the “Admissions” tab below.


This program does not lead to licensure in the state of Indiana or elsewhere. Contact the College of Education Office of Teacher Education and Licensure (OTEL) at before continuing with program application if you have questions regarding licensure or contact your state Department of Education about how this program may translate to licensure in your state of residence.


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Application Instructions for the residential Learning Design and Technology MSEd program from the Office of Graduate Studies:

In addition to a submitted application (and any applicable application fees paid), the following materials are required for admission consideration, and all completed materials must be submitted by the application deadline in order for an application to be considered complete and forwarded on to faculty and the Purdue Graduate School for review.

Here are the materials required for this application:

We encourage prospective students to submit an application early, even if not all required materials are uploaded. Applications are not forwarded on for faculty review until all required materials are uploaded.

When submitting your application for this program, please select the following options:

  • Campus and Program Tab:
    • Select a Campus: Purdue West Lafayette (PWL)
    • Select your proposed graduate major: Curriculum and Instruction
  • First Choice Program Details Tab:
    • Please select an Area of Interest: Learning Design and Technology
    • Please select a Degree Objective: Master of Science in Education (MSED)
    • Primary Course Delivery: Residential

      (This application is for the Residential program only. For instructions about applying to the Online program, see Online MSEd program application.)

Program Requirements

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Master’s Program Course Requirements (minimum 33 credits)

Learning Design and Technology Prerequisites Requirements

  • EDCI 57200: Prerequisite for EDCI 56900
  • EDCI 57200: Prerequisite for EDCI 67200
  • EDCI 56900, EDCI 57200, EDCI 67200 are prerequisites for EDCI 57300

Core MSEd Learning Design and Technology Requirements (total of 24 credits)

  • EDCI 51300, Foundations of Educational Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 53100, Learning Theories and Instructional Design (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56900, Introduction to E-Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57200, Introduction to Learning Systems Design (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57300, Instructional Development Practicum (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57700, Strategic Assessment and Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 66000a, Learning Design and Technology Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • EDCI 66000b, Learning Design and Technology Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • EDCI 67000, Learning Design and Technology Integrated Portfolio (1 credit hour)
  • EDCI 67200, Advanced Practices in Learning Systems Design (3 credit hours)

Electives (total of 9 credit hours)—Three courses selected from the following courses*:

  • EDCI 52800, Human Performance Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56000, Educational Technology for Teaching and Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 55600, Educational Video Game Design (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56400, Integration and Management of Computers in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56600, Educational Applications of Multimedia (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 56800, Partnering with Web-based Tools for Learner-centered Environments (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 57500, Foundations of Distance Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 58800, Motivation and Instructional Design (3 credit hours)
  • EDCI 62700, Instructional Design Project Management (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 53300 Introduction To Educational Research I: Methodology (3 credit hours)

* Additional electives might be available across campus.

Masters students will complete all core courses (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis depending on
previous graduate coursework) in roughly the order shown on page 5. This will provide you with a cohesive set
of sequenced experiences.

  • Note: Individuals may need to take additional courses as determined by their graduate committee. This might be necessary if additional prerequisites need to be acquired, for example.
  • Note: Up to 9 credits may be transferred from courses taken at previous universities; however, you must request these transfers and each request must be approved by your faculty committee.
  • Note: Not all courses will be available during every session
  • Note: Not all courses are offered online while others may only be offered online

Tentative Plan of Study

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Fall Spring Summer
EDCI 51300 EDCI 56900 Selected Offerings
EDCI 57200 EDCI 56400
EDCI 66000 EDCI 53100
EDCI 57300/67000/69800 EDCI 57300/67000/69800

Supplemental Program Information

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Clinical Assistant Professor Learning Design & TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction
Clinical Associate Professor Learning Design & TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction
Website: Curriculum Vitae
Associate Professor Learning Design and TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 496-0581
Professor of Learning Design and Technology; Assistant Dean for Diversity and Global Engagement Learning Design and TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction
Work Phone: (765) 494-6056
Professor, Director of Purdue Center for Serious Games and Learning in Virtual Environments Learning Design and TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction


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