The 30-credit online MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics program includes 12 credits of instructional design online courses as well as 18 credits in related classes in evaluation, business and leadership.

Employer-driven, expert-developed

Success in the workplace requires more than possessing relevant knowledge. You must also know how to communicate your ideas, work with teams, make ethical decisions, think critically and demonstrate cross-cultural competence.

To ensure our graduates learn these skills - and more - our online MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics program was designed using a unique curriculum structure called the Professional Studies Experience (PSE).

The four-phase curriculum model, or framework, blends professionally aligned advanced training and workplace skill-building with the standard course work required of your Instructional Design and Learning Analytics degree. When you complete the professional skills courses, you'll be able to:

  • Examine and demonstrate the use of analytic tools, both quantitative and qualitative, to provide descriptive, predictive and prescriptive project data
  • Assess emerging trends in the global workplace and the impacts of ever-changing technologies
  • Value the importance of ethical, intercultural, and agency/client/stakeholder relationships
  • Establish professional relationships with all stakeholders by demonstrating leadership skills and using appropriate correspondence channels

With this holistic curriculum, you will stand out from the crowd with the knowledge and skills that are in demand among employers.

Field/Professional Courses in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics (12 credits)

Core Courses (9 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

Students take SPEX 635 and choose SPEX 650 or SPEX 750

Elective Courses (3 credits)

Choose 1 of the following courses:

To learn more about American University’s online MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics program, call 855.725.7614 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.