• Course Delivery
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

Mizzou's master of science in learning technologies and design with an emphasis in online education can help you advance your career fulfilling the demand for distance learning alternatives in corporate, military, government and health care professions, as well as K12 and higher education. If you want to design, deliver and evaluate effective online learning experiences, this may be the degree for you.

Course work covers:

  • Online course design and instruction 
  • Learning management systems 
  • Rapid design of web based learning 
  • Game design and development 
  • Digital media skills

Admissions & Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  3. If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 80 (internet-based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5.
  4. Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Have official transcripts sent to Graduate Admissions, 210 Jesse Hall, Columbia, MO 65211.
  5. Résumé or CV.
  6. Statement of purpose explaining what you hope your degree will do for you.
  7. Two letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of university faculty members, employment-related professionals, etc. who can attest to your intellectual, experiential and interpersonal abilities. Graduate Studies will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

To apply to this program:

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

Application Deadlines

Fall, first 8-week session
July 1
Fall, second 8-week session
September 1
Spring, first 8-week session
December 1
Spring, second 8-week session
February 15
Summer, first 4-week session
April 15
Summer, second 4-week session
June 1


  • *Required courses (18 credit hours)
  • IS_LT 9450Introduction to Research in Library and Information Science3 Credits

    Research methods and ethics of research in the social sciences, focusing on the information professions and learning technologies.

  • IS_LT 9471Instructional Systems Design3 Credits

    Develop knowledge and skills related to the systematic design of instruction. Learn to analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate learning systems and instruction. Identify appropriate technologies to support learning and explore alternative models of instructional design. Prerequisites: instructor's consent. Recommended: course in Curriculum or Instruction.

  • IS_LT 9483Capstone: Online Educator Emphasis Area 1 Credit

    Culminating course for Online Educator emphasis area in Information Science and Learning Technologies graduate degree. Design/develop/evaluate an online course or rework existing course. Analyze evaluation data from two external reviewers (novice/expert). Write paper describing results and modifications. To be taken during last semester of student's program. Graded on S/U basis only.

  • IS_LT 9484Teaching Online Courses3 Credits

    Learn to be an effective online instructor! Examine issues in teaching and learning online; instructor and student roles; instructional strategies for supporting diverse learners; methods of student assessment; online communication; classroom management; characteristics of online learning management systems. Projects put you in the role of instructor to practice what you learn.

  • IS_LT 7361Introduction to Digital Media3 Credits

    (cross-leveled with IS_LT 4361). Hands-on approach to multimedia production techniques. Develops understanding of technical and conceptual tools for the basics of digital media, video editing, still image and audio file manipulation. Students create web portfolio to present their digital products. Graded on A-F basis only.

  • IS_LT 9485Designing Online Learning3 Credits

    Online learning is everywhere! This online course will teach you how to leverage existing software tools to design and develop online learning activities in multiple domains that are grounded in sound learning principles. Course will focus on developing online learning for meaningful learning outcomes such as problem solving, building communities, and developing collaboration skills. Prerequisites: Instructor consent.

  • *Choose two from the following
  • IS_LT 7373Exploring Moodle 1 Credit
  • IS_LT 7310Seminar: Exploring Schoology 1 Credit
  • IS_LT 7372Exploring CourseSites1 Credit
  • IS_LT 7374Exploring Canvas1 Credit
  • *Electives (12 credit hours)

    Choose your electives in consultation with your adviser.

Tuition & Fees

Missouri Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Missouri Non-Resident Fee Rates
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $367.60
  • Fees: $65.77
  • Total: $433.37
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1102.80
  • Fees: $197.31
  • Total: $1300.11
Tuition rates are subject to change.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education online

    With more than 100 online programs to choose from across our four campuses, our online students have incredible access to career-advancing education. Our online courses are developed and taught by the same excellent faculty and instructors who teach the courses on campus. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate education, graduate education, or a certificate program to further your career, one of our four campuses has an option to fit your needs.

  • Learning that fits your schedule

    Online learning provides students with the flexibility and freedom to attend classes whenever and wherever you are, in a way that is convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue working and by avoiding relocation, travel and commuting costs. Courses must be completed in scheduled time frames, but in most cases, you can log in and complete course work whenever doing so best fits your schedule. Online education means learning on your terms – not the other way around.

  • Service you expect from a renowned University

    Our goal is to provide our online students with an excellent academic experience, without forcing you to make sacrifices in other areas of your life.

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