ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Institutions Directory » Instructional Design

Instructional design is the systematic process by which instructional materials are designed, developed, and delivered. The terms instructional design, instructional technology, educational technology, curriculum design, and instructional systems design (ISD), are often used interchangeably. (What is Instructional Design? Instructional Design Central.)

An Instructional Designer is an individual who applies a systematic methodology based on instructional theory to create learning content. (ASTD. 2011. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms A Revised and Updated Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.)

Careers in Instructional Design may include the following job titles:

  • Instructional Designer/Specialist/Developer
  • E-learning Instructional Designer
  • Online Learning Designer/Specialist/Developer
  • Product Developer
  • Coordinator, Program Manager or Director of Instructional Design
  • Trainer of Information Technology 

  • Boise State University
    Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Graduate Programs

    We, Boise State University’s Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) department, started our online master’s degree program in 1989 – a year in advance of the debut of the World Wide Web! For over 30 years, we have been offering practitioner-oriented online courses to training

    1910 University Drive Boise, Idaho 83725-2070 United States Map It »
    Boise State University
  • Drexel University Online

    Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a top-ranked, urban research university, located in the heart of Philadelphia. Known as an academic center of excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovation, Drexel was a pioneer in technology-enhanced education for working adults. Today, nearly two decades after...

    3020 Market Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States Map It »
  • Eastern Kentucky University

    MS in Instructional Design and Learning Technology
    MS in Industrial - Organizational Psychology

    521 Lancaster Avernue Richmond, Kentucky 40475 United States Map It »
    Eastern Kentucky University
  • George Mason University
    College of Education and Human Development

    4400 University Drive, MSN5D6 Fairfax, Virginia 22030 United States Map It »
  • Lewis University

    Graduate degree in Organizational Leadership with five (5) concentration options:

    Training and Development – Recognized for the online master’s in Training and Development by Best Colleges.com, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% expansion in this field over the next 8 years. E

    1 University Parkway Romeoville, Illinois 60446 United States Map It »
  • Purdue University
    MS in Corporate Training and Communication

    Purdue University’s online Master’s Degree in Corporate Training and Communication is designed to teach professionals charged with communicating and with leading training efforts in a variety of organizations and contexts. The degree emphasizes the uses of strategic communication, instructional

    100 South Grant Street West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 United States Map It »
    Purdue University
  • University of St. Francis
    Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

    Offering quality bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and certificate programs, the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois will provide the care and attention you need for a rewarding learning experience and successful future. Through our graduate business, education, nursing or social...

    500 Wilcox Street Joliet, Illinois 60435 United States Map It »
  • Waldorf University

    The online Master of Education degree at Waldorf University encourages teachers to pursue lifelong learning, bolstering their teaching credentials for themselves and for their students.

    21982 University Blvd. Building B Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 United States Map It »
  • Ball State University

    Education Redefined

    2000 West University Avenue Muncie, Indiana 47306 United States Map It »
  • Barry University

    11300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami Shores, Florida 33161 United States Map It »
  • Concordia University (Montreal)

    1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8 Canada Map It »
  • Concordia University Canada


    1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West Montreal, Quebec Canada Map It »
  • Florida International University

    11200 SW 8th Street Miami, Florida 33199 United States Map It »
  • Florida State University

    600 W College Ave Tallahassee, Florida 32306 United States Map It »
  • Indiana Wesleyan University

    4201 South Washington Street Marion, Indiana 46935 United States Map It »
  • Jones International University

    The Gold Standard Online University

    9697 East Mineral Avenue Centennia, Colorado 80112 United States Map It »
  • Kent State University

    Excellence in Action

    Business Administration Building, P.O. Box 5190 Kent, Ohio 44242 United States Map It »
  • New York University

    239 Greene Street. Suite 300 New York, New York 10003 United States Map It »
  • Northern Arizona University

    South San Francisco Street Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 United States Map It »
  • Northwest Missouri State University

    800 University Drive Maryville, Missouri 64468 United States Map It »
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    College Avenue Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497 United States Map It »
  • Old Dominion University

    I D E A Fusion

    Education Building, St #228 Norfolk, Virginia 63938 United States Map It »
  • Pennsylvania State University

    University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 United States Map It »
  • Post University

    Student-Focused, Career-Driven

    800 Country Club Road, P.O. Box 2540 Waterbury, Connecticut 06723 United States Map It »
  • Robert Morris University

    6001 University Boulevard Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108 United States Map It »
  • San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, California 94132 United States Map It »
  • Seton Hall University

    400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, New Jersey 07079 United States Map It »
  • The University of Vermont

    499B Waterman Building Burlington, Vermont 05405 United States Map It »
  • University of Alaska-Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive Anchorage, Alaska 99508 United States Map It »
  • University of Arkansas

    324 Graduate Education Building Fayetteville , Arkansas 72701 United States Map It »
  • University of Bridgeport

    Opening doors. Building futures.

    126 Park Avenue Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 United States Map It »
  • University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Avenue Conway, Arkansas 72035 United States Map It »
  • University of Connecticut

    249 Glenbrook Road Storrs, Connecticut 06269 United States Map It »
  • University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

    1310 South 6th Street Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States Map It »
  • University of North Dakota

    293 Centennial Drive Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202 United States Map It »
  • University of Seattle

    901 12th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98122 United States Map It »
  • University of South Alabama

    Mobile, Alabama 36688 United States Map It »
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 United States Map It »
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

    Richmond, Virginia 23281 United States Map It »
  • Walden University

    A higher degree. A higher purpose.

    155 5th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 United States Map It »
  • Wright State University

    3640 Colonel Glenn Highway Dayton, Ohio 45435 United States Map It »