Make a Difference through Learning Design and Technology
In this 32-unit program, you will experience a well-rounded and comprehensive course offering focused on preparing future instructional designers and technologists in program design, evaluation, and theory. You will also become proficient in the latest emerging educational technologies, virtual and online learning approaches, transmedia, applied analytics, data visualization, and other relevant and valuable perspectives.
Learning culminates in a capstone integration experience that includes class instruction with essential hands-on practice. Under the direction of skilled faculty-practitioners, the project incorporates either a scholarly paper, product design, or training program.
As a graduate, you will be ready to immediately drive organizational change, increase your earning potential, and make a difference for learners and institutions.
Pursue Your Purpose Online or In-Classroom
Designed for individuals who wish to advance their career in instructional design and technology, this program’s unique format allows students to participate in a cohort model while choosing between online or in-classroom options every term. You will gain the knowledge, skills, and support needed to reach your potential in a variety of settings such as online program management entities, staff training, corporations, PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and many types of organizations in the non-profit, private, and public sectors.
- Online format is convenient for working professionals and full-time students featuring robust online modules and engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning.
- Weekend immersion experience is an opportunity to engage in meaningful community-building with peers and program leaders on the West Los Angeles campus at the beginning of the first term. Although it is optional, this in-person component is highly recommended as it adds a personalized/hands-on approach, relational interaction with your cohort, and increased learning quality.
- Cohort model designed to build upon leadership skills, support, and lifelong relationships with colleagues.
- Present your work at national and global conferences with faculty support and coaching.
- As one of Pepperdine's progressive degree programs, students may begin a doctorate while concurrently completing this master's degree. Up to 9 hours of credit may be applied to a doctoral degree within the School of Education, enabling candidates to reduce costs, save time, and complete both degrees within five years, rather than the standard track of six years.
- Shared foundational courses provide the option to change your course of study to one of three other MS programs in Organizational Leadership, Pre K-12 Leadership, or Higher Education Leadership.