Instructional Design & Technology

Help meet the demands of the digital age with a Master of Science in instructional design and technology. This practical and versatile program equips students with sought-after skills like programming, animation, simulation, and the effective delivery and implementation of digital instruction.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Sep. 20, 2022

From classrooms to boardrooms, a wide variety of industries are seeking employees who can help transition in-person instruction and activities to an online format. Trevecca’s Master of Science in instructional design and technology equips students with sought-after and versatile skills for the digital age.

Program Benefits

  • Complete your degree online in 15 months with no residency requirements.
  • Continue to work and focus on other priorities while earning your degree, taking one course at a time with all materials delivered to you.
  • Utilize a built-in support system and complete your degree alongside others who are working toward similar goals through Trevecca’s cohort model.
  • Learn from faculty who possess the highest degrees in their fields and have relevant and valuable real-world experience.

What to Expect

Today’s increasingly digital workplace puts high demand on digital alternatives. Schools, universities, corporations, financial institutions, health care companies, governmental agencies and other organizations have transitioned many of their daily activities to the internet. As a student in Trevecca’s Master of Science in instructional design and technology, you’ll be uniquely equipped to fill one of these crucial roles in a variety of industries.

This practical and versatile program is the only one of its kind currently offered in Middle Tennessee, and it offers relevant, timely and sought-after skills. You’ll learn programming; animation and simulation; methods of training and course delivery; and effective instruction design. You’ll also gain hands-on experience by developing a dynamic and engaging training module or online course using the latest digital technologies, and you’ll intern in a corporate, health care or education industry. 

Why Choose Trevecca?

Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith and education intersect. We are committed to educating the next generation through servant leadership.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Get details on all the courses you’ll complete as you work toward this degree at Trevecca.

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Financial Aid & Costs

Financial Aid & Costs

Nearly every student at Trevecca receives some form of assistance in paying for college. Learn all about the affordability of a TNU education and options for receiving aid.

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Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Here’s a look at the approximate tuition rates you could expect for this program at Trevecca, including the cost per credit hour and the total tuition expense for the full degree program. Please note that rates and fees are subject to change.

Cost/Credit Hour




Tuition Cost*


*$50 fee assessed per course. Books are not included.

We want to make earning your degree as easy as possible. Trevecca’s Master of Science in instructional design and technology program is 100 percent online. Targeted toward the busy working professional, this degree is offered one class at a time, any time—24/7. Classes are taught online through our learning management system, Blackboard. 

And when we say the degree is entirely online, we mean it. You never have to step foot on campus—not even once! Our online students also benefit from a cohort model, where students begin and complete their degree alongside a group of other online classmates working toward similar goals.

Getting Started

  1. Complete the online application (it's free!). No GRE or GMAT scores required.
    Need help applying? Read the step-by-step instructions here!
  2. Fill out FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.
  3. Request official transcripts from your undergraduate institution.


  • Have earned a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a CHEA-recognized regional accrediting agency or the Association for Biblical Higher Education. Students who do not meet these degree requirements may be conditionally accepted in accordance with the Conditional Admission Policy.
  • 2.75 cumulative GPA for all prior coursework
  • Completion of a college-level math course with grade of C or better.
  • Completion of a college-level English course with grade of C or better.
  • Provide a photocopy of government-issued identification (e.g., driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport). This requirement ensures that Trevecca complies with the U.S. Department of Education expectations for student verification. (This is only required for students enrolled in an online program.)

Career Opportunities

With a Master of Science in instructional design and technology and with your new remote learning skills and expertise, a variety of career opportunities will be available to you. You can advance your current career and tap into higher earning potential, or transition into a new career field with confidence. Your degree will position you to be competitive in roles like these:

  • E-learning designer
  • Technical training specialist
  • Learning experience designer
  • Curriculum developer
  • Training specialist
  • Online course developer
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Management analyst
  • Classroom teacher
  • University professor 
  • Educational support professional or supervisor (district level)
  • School administrator
  • Corporate trainer and developer 
  • Human resources executive (corporate training and development)
  • Training and development manager

I can truly say my experience in the instructional design & technology program was very rewarding. My knowledge of instructional design increased exponentially, and my ability to use technology to increase critical thinking, collaboration, and problem solving was enhanced greatly. I would highly recommend this graduate program to any prospective students, as it leads to a lot of valuable growth not only as a professional, but also as a Christian.

Shelby Johnson Trevecca graduate