Online Instructional Design

Master of Education

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Our MEd in Online Instructional Design will provide professionals from a variety backgrounds with the knowledge and hands-on practice needed to design online learning experiences for a variety of audiences. Throughout our program, there will be numerous opportunities to integrate your professional experiences into your learning, apply your course assignments to your current professional activities, and actively engage with other professionals in the development of online learning experiences.
Our graduate program will enable you to plan, manage, and create effective online learning experiences, allowing you to pursue rewarding careers in instructional design or expand your current work in education or training. Taught by practicing online instructors and instructional designers, the five-course graduate certificate may be completed in as little as three terms, or earn your master’s degree.

Students can complete the 33 credit master’s degree, or for those interested in professional development there is a 15 credit graduate certificate.

MEd in Online Instructional Design
Online Instructional Design Graduate Certificate
Admissions requirements for the MEd in Online Instructional Design requires the following materials to be submitted through our online application

  • 3.0 or better in undergraduate coursework
  • Official transcripts from any/all college level work
  • Three professional recommendations
  • Current Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • Official GRE test scores
  • NH Residency Verification form (NH residents only)
  • $75 application fee

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate

  • Official transcripts showing conferral of bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in the required courses
  • Completion of application for admission

Summer 2018 Registration – Opens April 16
Fall 2018 Registration – Opens April 16

Did you know PSU allows you to take up to 12 credits of graduate coursework before applying to most programs? So whether you are admitted to a program or just want to try a class, you can get started today!

Search for classes – the Office of the Registrar handles the course registration process – more information is available by visiting their website where you can check out the current course schedule by clicking on the “Course Offerings” tab, and using the first “Class Schedule Search” option. Simply select the current term from the drop down menu which will then allow you to search for classes in a variety of ways.

Register Online – Registration can be completed online through the myPlymouth portal if you are a current/active student or have been admitted to a graduate program. Be sure to have your user name, password, and the course number and title handy. At the end of the registration process you will be notified of your billing due date. Specific instructions for completing the online registration can be found on the Registrar’s website under the “How to Register” tab.

New to PSU? If you are taking your first graduate class at PSU and have not been admitted to a graduate program, you will need to complete the paper registration form which can be found under the “Registration Forms” tab. Completed forms should be submitted directly to the Office of the Registrar via email to or faxed to 603-535-2724.

Graduate Tuition Rates – Tuition for graduate coursework is calculated on a per credit rate based on residency status. Click here to see the current tuition costs.

ID Course Offerings 2018
This course planning matrix shows a tentative schedule of when Online Instructional Design classes will be offered. Please note this is subject to change.