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Why study Educational Technology online through OSU?

The master’s degree in educational technology is designed to prepare students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines in becoming highly qualified educational technologists, instructional technology specialists, instructional designers or workplace training specialists. Our graduates go on to professional roles in educational institutions, health care, non-profit organizations, tribal nations or corporations as instructional design specialists, program developers, online learning experts or software trainers and facilitators. 


This 100 percent online program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. Most students take 4- or 8-week courses and complete their degree in 18 to 24 months. An accelerated completion option allows students to finish the program in as little as four semesters. Convenient course scheduling provides maximum flexibility for working professionals. 



This holistic degree integrates instructional design, online teaching, effects of technology on cognition and learning and design-based research with emerging technologies and creativity. The program requires 36 hours of coursework, including: 


  • Advanced Computer Applications
  • Digital Media Production
  • Foundations of Educational Technology
  • Library Networks & Databases
  • Research Design & Methodology
  • Computer-Based Instructional Development
  • Creativity & Innovation in Educational Technology
  • Facilitating Online Learning
  • Learning in a Digital Age
  • Introduction to Instructional Design
  • Digital Games & Simulations
  • M-Learning
  • Thesis or creative component 

Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching requires no additional courses


Ph.D. in Educational Technology also available



Stduents at a 3D printerApplications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester.


To apply to the Educational Technology - option in Educational Technology, M.S. program, complete the following: 

  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required)
  • Current resume/vita
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Three letters of recommendation




2019-2020 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour $495 $625
Total cost per 3-credit hour course $1,485 $1,873

Estimated total program cost

(36 credit hours)

$17,810 $22,473
 * This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2019–2020 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer



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