University of North Texas

College of Information

Learning Technologies


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science degree in Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas gives you the foundation in learning and educational technologies required to create, deliver and enhance learning experiences in a variety of contexts.

Our rigorous and accredited curriculum explores human learning and cognition, instructional design, educational tools and technologies, and computers in education and how they influence learning and instruction. Armed with this knowledge and associated skills, you'll be prepared for dynamic roles in instructional design and technology in academic and corporate settings.

Innovative course delivery and degree tracks Course work can be completed in a traditional classroom environment or as part of an accelerated online program. The AOP option allows you to earn a degree in as few as 14 months.

You can pursue degree tracks in instructional systems, instructional systems technology, instructional systems design, and teaching and learning with technology. Some tracks have additional specializations.

The following program certificates, which can be completed in 12 credit hours, are also available:

  • Distance, distributed and virtual learning
  • Emerging technologies
  • Instructional systems design
  • Technology integration
  • Technology and autism
  • Technology and cognition
  • Web development and management

Our program is enhanced by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members who have expertise in learning technologies and other related fields.

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

Available degree tracks

Instructional Systems

This track provides theoretical and research foundations, tools and experience focused on instructional systems. You're immersed in creating, managing and evaluating instructional systems.

Competencies are demonstrated through course work on using different systems, technologies and media in various applications.

You'll be prepared to work in educational and instructional technology areas as developers of instructional design and media projects, processes and outcomes in corporate, higher education, K-20 and other instructional and training environments. The track is provided in both normal and accelerated delivery.

Instructional Systems Technology

This area expands on the Instructional Systems track by focusing on systems and technology used in the delivery of learning. You'll be prepared to work in the same areas as the IS track as well as become directors, managers or developers of learning systems technology.

Competencies are demonstrated through course work on different systems, technologies and media in various applications. Graduates work in corporate, higher education, K-20 and other instructional and training environments.

Instructional Systems Design

This track involves the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences. The process consists of determining the learner's current state and needs, defining the end goal of instruction and creating instruction to assist in the transition.

The process is informed by pedagogically-tested theories of learning. You'll be prepared to work as instructional systems designers in academic or corporate settings.

Teaching And Learning With Technology

This area is designed for educational professionals serving in administrative, teaching or research positions in a variety of educational settings, especially positions in K-20 and higher education. It enables professionals to select and evaluate appropriate technology tools based on the student's needs and curricula.

The track focuses on theoretical foundations, technology skills, technology integration strategies for teaching and learning, active research, innovations in technology and paradigms for effective online delivery assessment.

The degree emphasizes application-oriented technology skills that are valuable for independent study and research, classroom teaching and personal and professional projects.

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