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Learning, Design, and Technology (MA)

Why Pursue a Master's Degree in Learning, Design, and Technology

The program is designed for students seeking to expand their knowledge of learning technologies, instructional design, and multimedia development for learning, as well as those seeking leadership roles in these areas.

The Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology features strong dual emphasis on emergent technologies and on pedagogically sound uses of technology to prepare students for the education careers of the future. Additionally, the program features a strong community of practice with emphasis on varied levels of interaction with instructors and peers. With blended course structures that facilitate face-to-face and online learning, this program also features a high level of flexibility to meet students’ needs.

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Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Learning, Design, and Technology (MA)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution.
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) Departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level.
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions. Submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  English Language Proficiency 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however, if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Application Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation, if applicable, must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Learning, Design, and Technology (MA)
Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
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Funding Opportunities


Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

Most in-class courses are scheduled from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM, but are blended in nature with some online engagement. Online courses are building on both synchronous and asynchronous engagement models.

This program is housed on the UTSA Main Campus.

Traditional and emergent technology uses in educational contexts.

Michelle Muenich, UTSA program advisor

Student Development Specialist

Michelle Muenich