Career titles related to instructional design and learning analytics are growing at a faster-than-average rate, but employers report difficulty filling roles with their ideal candidates. They need professionals who have the skills, knowledge, and experience to implement new, proven learning theories, work with technologies, analyze programs and master the soft skills needed to excel in these roles.

American University's MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics delivers a curriculum that speaks directly to these needs, making you a star candidate for your choice position in the private or public sector, in any one of the 450,400 jobs1 related to this powerful, experiential program.

In addition, every degree in the School of Professional & Extended Studies focuses on career readiness and filling industry skill gaps as identified by employers nationwide — meaning your tuition investment is an investment in your career.

Domestic Students

MS in Instructional Design and Learning Analytics Tuition

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Fees and Additional Costs (Subject to Change)

Technology fee

$40 per semester

Other costs to budget for*

$550 books and supplies

$725 personal expenses

$110 loan fee

*These costs are an estimation based on the average student — your individual costs may vary.

International Students

As an international student, you won't incur any additional costs in tuition beyond what's prescribed for domestic students.

Military Students

American University is ranked as the 35th Best College for Veterans in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 rankings. We're proud of our veteran and military-affiliated students and their families, and we value and appreciate the perspectives they bring to our learning communities.

American University is approved for both the Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bills and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Other military benefits include:

Veteran Services Office Connect with groups, announcements, and supportive resources that apply to veterans and their families.

Veterans Liaison Network Dedicated to helping our veteran students achieve their educational objectives.

Career Center Professional resources to help veterans achieve their professional goals.

How will I pay for this?

From scholarships to financial aid, we're committed to providing exceptional opportunities to qualified students. Learn more about your options as an American University student.

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