Online Graduate Programs

The University of Memphis Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) certificate, mater's doctoral programs are nationally recognized and 100% online. An annual symposium (optional) allows for students to interact with peers and faculty face-to-face.

When students graduate from the program, they are positioned to step into a variety of positions, including but not limited to a technology director within a K-12 school system; a director of online learning at a college or university; a university faculty member; a senior-level learning architect, UX/UI designer, or instructional designer in any industry; or researcher. 


K-12 Certificate

Designed for educators who want to integrate technology with learning. Gain the skills, experience, and expertise needed for the development, utilization, and integration of technology in the classroom. The EdTech certificate can be completed online.

Organizational Learning Certificate

Designed for instructional designers and developers who work in non-education related settings such as business, government, military, and health care. The D&D certificate can be completed online.

Master of Science

We offer a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Instructional Design and Technology for students who want to design, develop, and evaluate effective teaching and learning in PK-12 and higher education, and in business, healthcare, government, military, and non-profit settings. This degree can be completed online.

Doctor of Education

The University of Memphis Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) Doctor of Education (EdD) program is a 100% online, 54-credit hour program that assists you in developing as a scholar and expert practitioner in a rapidly growing field that is dedicated to using technology, cognitive and learning science, and analytics to transform instruction, education, and training across K-12 schools, higher education, government, military, health care and other industries. The program has two tracks: Design & Development or Educational Technology (Ed Tech).

The EdD program uses a cohort-based approach making graduating in 3-years a reality for approximately 90% of the students. Students take 2-3 courses each semester spanning 7-weeks or 14-weeks (see The Course Rotation: Design & Development or Ed Tech). Also, small cohort numbers enable faculty to provide individualized attention and mentorship. Admissions to the program occurs once a year. The annual deadline to apply is January 31, with courses beginning in May (Summer term).