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Master’s of Science (MS) Degree in Learning Technologies

Drexel University School of Education

Educational technology is revolutionizing the way in which students and employees learn at an astonishing rate. There are so many opportunities available to educators and corporate professionals who want to shape the future of teaching, training, and learning through instructional technologies. Drexel’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Learning Technologies prepares students to create learning solutions for an interconnected world. The curriculum is built on a framework of national education standards, digital literacy, design thinking, learning sciences, and field experiences. In a world that depends on instant information, the Learning Technologies graduate program is the ideal preparation for a broad range of careers in education and business settings.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Learning Technologies?

Graduates with a master’s in educational technology will be able to:

  • Apply instructional design principles to create high-quality learning formats that align with ISTE standards
  • Take roles as future-focused, collaborative leaders to build connected learning communities
  • Develop digital performance support tools and formats for just-in-time learning and support throughout the workflow
  • Evaluate and assess emerging technologies as part of the in-classroom learning technologies movement (e.g., assistive technologies, mobile devices, simulations and online assessment tools) as they may be applied to learning

As schools and workplaces recognize the need for greater performance through customized learning, expert instructors who understand how people use educational technology will be the key to designing instructional technologies and integrating these new training systems.

Graduates of the MS in Learning Technologies degree program have a multitude of career opportunities. Here are just a few examples:

  • Technology coach
  • Instructional design leader
  • Learning coordinator
  • Instructional program manager
  • Curriculum software consultant
  • Graphics and content webmaster
  • Multimedia developer
  • Director of integrated technology
  • Manager of learning and development
  • Corporate training director

Do not wait another day to begin the journey to your dream career. Pursue a educational technology degree with Drexel University!

Learning Technologies Master’s Program Options

The master’s in educational technology degree program is offered entirely online. We are committed to providing convenient, flexible, and rigorous online technology degree programs that offer the same faculty, curricula, and degrees as our distinguished on-campus programs. Drexel is ranked #1 in the Philadelphia region for online education programs by US News and World Report. Students will develop creative design skills through hands-on experiences with new media tools and learning formats.

Graduate Learning Technologies Program Eligibility

Our goal is to develop leaders who harness the power of technology to bridge gaps in learning. All instructional design courses are developed with an emphasis on design thinking, a creative and innovative approach to discovering learning and training solutions through technology. Our experienced faculty and strategic curriculum prepare graduates for roles in schools, corporations, startups, training divisions and others.

Students generally complete the program in two years. Customizable plans of study for graduate degree students interested in educational technologies courses are available online in the Drexel University Course Catalog.

Admissions Criteria

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPA will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)
    • Provisional admission may be granted with an Undergraduate GPA below a 3.0
    • For undergraduate GPA’s below a 2.75, an admissions interview is required

Required Documents

With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting Drexel Online's Completing Your Application Guide.

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (500 - 750 words) describing your interest in the program. Specifically:
    • How the program relates to your previous educational and professional activities
    • If changing course, why you are moving in this new direction with your educational goals
    • How the program relates to your current line of work
    • How you plan to apply the program to your future goals
  • Current Resume
  • Additional requirements for International Students

Learning Technologies Courses & Curriculum

The master’s in educational technology program at Drexel University School of Education is a comprehensive program whose mission is to integrate design thinking and the learning sciences. The Learning Technologies degree program is designed and facilitated by faculty who are recognized scholars, practitioners and researchers in educational technology and instructional design. Coursework includes 15 10-week courses for a total of 45 credit hours. Additional credit hours may be required for the PA ITS certification program.

Capstone Courses

Students in the MS in Learning Teachnologies program complete a research capstone course where they are introduced to various types of research designs and learn to be both consumers and producers of research. Following completion of the research course, students will complete a capstone experience by selecting one of the two-course multi-disciplinary sequence options below:

  • Thesis (Part I and II) - Students who select this option will be required to complete a master’s thesis which consists of a well-written research paper, comprised of five chapters that posits a research question and uses logical arguments & data to address/answer a gap in research
  • Lesson Study (Part I and II) - Students who select this option will be required to complete a research-based lesson design and analysis project
  • Practitioner Course (Part I and II) - Students who select this option will be required to complete a master’s project. Examples include: A reform initiative narrative, program or grant proposal, white paper or policy analysis, or program evaluation

For more details on coursework for the MS in Learning Technologies degree requirements, please visit the Drexel University Online Course Catalog.

Games and Learning in Digital Environments (GLIDE) Lab

The Games and Learning in Digital Environments (GLIDE) Lab at Drexel University allows students the opportunity to conduct research and develop games and digital learning environments. In the GLIDE Lab, students from multiple Drexel University Schools and Colleges work together to explore the role of gaming and digital interaction in helping to improve learning.

Students in the MS in Learning Technologies program are eligible to support the work of the lab through a co-op or as a student volunteer. To learn more about the GLIDE Lab, please visit or email

How to Apply to the Master’s of Science in Learning Technologies Program

The MS in Learning Technologies is offered 100% online. You can get started by filling out the Drexel Online application.