Masters

IP&T Program Overview

Instructional Psychology and Technology deals with identifying and implementing improvements in instruction and understanding the principles that influence these improvements. IP&T applies these principles to solve instructional problems, which occur in educational settings, including public schools and universities, government, church, military, business, and industry.

The program requires students to attain skills in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Instructional Design and Development
  • Evaluation and Measurement

Students participate in department seminars, interact with other students in group projects and informal study, collaborate with faculty, and participate in a wide variety of internship experiences. All majors are accepted.

How To Apply

Submit Program Application

Applications due January 1. Submit program application through Graduate Studies

Submit Proper Documents

  • Grade transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendations
  • Letter of intent
  • GRE scores (View GRE Statistics)

After application submitted, you will be asked to complete some video interviews.

Application Details

Choose a Track

Each master’s student must identify a “track”. In consultation with an advisory committee, each student must fill out and complete a program of study. This plan must be completed and delivered to the department secretary by the end of the second week of the second semester.

The Design and Development Track is intended to prepare students for work as an instructional designer, in corporate, government, and higher education settings. Instructional designers typically work in diversely skilled teams of professionals to design and develop learning materials. For example, a common team might consist of: an instructional designer, a content-matter specialist, a project manager, a graphic designer, a multimedia specialist, a developer, and a writer. As a designer, you should develop a skillset that enables you to contribute a specific skill to this team as well as a general ability to understand the other members’ roles so that you can communicate effectively.
The research track is for students considering doctoral degrees and future academic careers. It is designed to provide a strong foundation in research skills, in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, that will prepare a student for a research thesis, journal publication, and future doctoral coursework.
A central aspect of learning is knowing how to to measure and evaluate individual and institutional progress. The M&E track encourages students to develop theoretical knowledge about how to assess learning and evaluate program and product effectiveness. Students who complete this track typically find positions as measurement specialists, educational research coordinators, or independent evaluators. Many administrators will find the advanced evaluation course covering program evaluation to be useful to their careers.

Graduation Requirements

36 - 39 credits

  • 18 credits of core courses
  • 8 credits of specialized courses
  • 3 credits of internship
  • 1 credit of seminar

Internship: To meet this requirement students may register for 1-3 credit hours of IP&T 599R during any semester or term.

Thesis/Project Work: Master’s students must complete a total of 6 hours of Master’s project or thesis credit in order to graduate. These credits may be taken over a period of one or two semesters, as the student prepares the prospectus, conducts the project, and writes the report.

Oral exam: The Final Oral Examination should be scheduled with the Department Secretary. An oral exam may take from one to four hours, but typically lasts about two hours.

Course List

  • IP&T 520 - Foundations of Technology
  • IP&T 560 - Instructional Product Development
  • IP&T 564 - Instructional Design
  • IP&T 629 - Introduction to Research
  • IP&T 652 - Assessing Learning Outcomes
  • IP&T 661 - Introduction to Evaluation in Education
  • IP&T 510 - Scholarly Writing and Argumentation
  • IP&T 520 - Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • IP&T 560 - Instructional Product Development
  • IP&T 564 - Instructional Design
  • IP&T 599R - Academic Internship
  • IP&T 629 - (IP&T - CPSE) Introduction to Research
  • IP&T 631 - Research in Open Education
  • IP&T 638 - Research in Blended and Online Learning Environments
  • IP&T 651 - (IP&T - CPSE) Statistics 1: Foundations
  • IP&T 652 - Assessing Learning Outcomes
  • IP&T 653 - (IP&T - CPSE) Qualitative Research 1 (Intro to Qualitative Research)
  • IP&T 661 - Introduction to Evaluation in Education
  • IP&T 674R - Quasi-Experimental Studies
  • IP&T 690R - Seminar
  • IP&T 692R - Advanced Topics
  • IP&T 699R - Master's Thesis
  • IP&T 730 - (IP&T - CPSE) Hierarchical Linear Modeling
  • IP&T 745 - (IP&T - CPSE) Statistics 2: Multiple Regression
  • IP&T 747 - (IP&T - CPSE) Structural Equation Modeling
  • IP&T 750 - Literature Review and Synthesis
  • IP&T 752 - Measurement Theory
  • IP&T 753R - (IP&T - CPSE) Qualitative Research 2 (Advanced)
  • IP&T 754 - Item Response Theory
  • IP&T 510 - Scholarly Writing and Argumentation
  • IP&T 520 - Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • IP&T 560 - Instructional Product Development
  • IP&T 564 - Instructional Design
  • IP&T 599R - Academic Internship
  • IP&T 620 - Principles of Learning
  • IP&T 629 - (IP&T - CPSE) Introduction to Research
  • IP&T 652 - Assessing Learning Outcomes
  • IP&T 655 - Digital Interface Design
  • IP&T 660 - Intermediate eLearning Development
  • IP&T 661 - Introduction to Evaluation in Education
  • IP&T 664R - Advanced Instructional Design
  • IP&T 665 - Instructional Visual/Video Production
  • IP&T 682 - Project and Instructional Resource Management
  • IP&T 690R - Seminar
  • IP&T 698R - Master's Project
  • IP&T 760R - Advanced E-Learning Development
  • IP&T 510 - Scholarly Writing and Argumentation
  • IP&T 520 - Foundations of Instructional Technology
  • IP&T 560 - Instructional Product Development
  • IP&T 564 - Instructional Design
  • IP&T 599R - Academic Internship
  • IP&T 629 - (IP&T - CPSE) Introduction to Research
  • IP&T 651 - (IP&T - CPSE) Statistics 1: Foundations
  • IP&T 652 - Assessing Learning Outcomes
  • IP&T 653 - (IP&T - CPSE) Qualitative Research 1 (Intro to Qualitative Research)
  • IP&T 661 - Introduction to Evaluation in Education
  • IP&T 690R - Seminar
  • IP&T 698R - Master's Project
  • IP&T 699R - Master's Thesis
  • IP&T 745 - (IP&T - CPSE) Statistics 2: Multiple Regression
  • IP&T 752 - Measurement Theory
  • IP&T 754 - Item Response Theory
  • IP&T 761 - Advanced Evaluation in Education