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Online Master's Degree

Learning Design & Technology

Learning Design & Technology
Master of Science
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer exactly 6 credits
  • All courses available online
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Boost your career by gaining the skills needed to operate the learning platforms of the future.

With an online master's degree in learning design and technology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll learn how to use emerging technologies, learning analytics, and learning theory to design adaptive and personalized online learning experiences. In this program, you’ll explore, develop, and integrate digital media, new pedagogical approaches, and online interactive resources to give students greater access to education and prepare them for success.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher certification in Maryland.

Total Credits Required: 36

Take the following courses in the order listed:

Foundation Course

  • (6 Credits, DCL 600M)

Core Courses

  • (6 Credits, LDT 610)
  • (6 Credits, LDT 620)
  • (6 Credits, LDT 630)
  • (6 Credits, LDT 640)
  • (6 Credits, LDT 670)

General Master's Degree Requirements

  • You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher at all times.
  • All degree requirements must be fulfilled within five consecutive years.
  • Any transfer credits must have been earned within the five-year time frame to be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Please review the overall master’s degree requirements for additional considerations.

Additional Program-Specific Requirements

  • All courses must be taken in the order listed.
  • You must complete each course with a grade of B or better to advance to the next course.
  • The grade of C is not available for these courses.
  • The courses in this program will have seven-day and 60-day options for the grade of Incomplete.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Master’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each master's degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all master’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in learning design using digital pedagogy, emerging technologies, and data analytics.

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