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Instructional Design and Technology

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administrative contact

Dana Musick
phone: 304-293-3879
fax: 304-293-9424

program contact

Terence Ahem
Learning Services and Human Development
phone: 304-293-3804
fax: 304-293-9424

Program Details

Program Description

The master of arts program in Instructional Design and Technology is a 100% online program designed for the individual who wants to apply cutting-edge instructional technologies and sound design strategies in any learning setting, including public schools, higher education, and corporate and nonprofit institutions. Courses from educational psychology, instructional technology and design, and program evaluation provide the foundation for designing, implementing, and revising educational design and products.

This program is offered through WVU Extended Learning ( Courses for the master’s IDT program will be delivered online. The courses will still follow the WVU semester schedule, running 15 weeks over the fall and spring semesters, and variable length (usually 4-6 weeks) over the summer session.

Delivery Methods Available

  • online

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
  • Test Requirements: GRE or MAT
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Pre-Qualification Process

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Post the following materials to

• Cover letter describing your past work experience and goals for graduate study.
• Transcript(s) of completed undergraduate program.
• Resume.
• Scores from Graduate Record Examination (GRE, 5 years or newer) OR a written summary of 2 years of professional work experience. Attach to cover letter.
• Three letters of reference commenting on your professional background and your plans for graduate study.

Additional Information

International students: submit scores from either TOEFL or IELTS.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Spring Deadline: November 1, 2016
  • Summer Deadline: April 1, 2017


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.