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Graduates of the MS Learning Design and Technology (LDT) program are ready to design and implement learning experiences that help people to improve their performance with new knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Our core curriculum includes not only the basic competencies set forth by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) but also the advanced and managerial competencies that prepare our graduates to assume senior roles.

Our fully online courses teach students to analyze and evaluate learning technologies, programs, and trends; collaborate with business leaders and subject matter experts; design and implement new learning solutions; and manage projects throughout their entire life cycles.

Why Choose Mason

  • Courses are offered in a convenient, part-time asynchronous format.
  • An optional e-learning graduate certificate is built into the curriculum.
  • Our School of Education is ranked 59 out of 392 schools of Education by U.S. News & World Report .
  • Out competetive tuition makes our top-rated education available to more students.

Who Should Apply

Though you don't need to hold a specific undergraduate degree to succeed in the program, applicants tend to have degrees in the behavioral, informational, or social sciences; business; or education.

Future Careers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the position of training and development specialist is projected to grow 9% by 2028—faster than the average of all occupations.

Our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of jobs across a range of industries. Possible future roles include UX designers, e-learning developers, and learning designers.

According to the BLS, the largest employers of training development specialists are found in the following sectors:

  • professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • health care and social assistance (12%)
  • educational services (11%)
  • finance and insurance (11%)
  • administrative and support services (7%)