Program Overview

Instructional Designers work in business, educational organizations, government, and healthcare as trainers, instructional designers, educational managers, and consultants.

Instructional Design is a high growth field with state and national demand for Instructional Design jobs in business and industry now at an all-time high. According to Purdue University data, job demand for educational managers, training developers, and instructional designers will grow 11 percent by 2022.

Employment Trends

The overall job outlook for Instructional Designer or Technologist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 20.82 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.47 percent per year.

Demand for Instructional Designers and Technologists is projected to increase, with an expected 36,220 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents a future increase of 3.52 percent annually. It’s a good time to become an Instructional Designer!

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our Instructional Design programs with you. Please let us know how we can help!

Master of Science (M.S.) in Instructional Systems Design
  • Fully online master’s degree
  • Flexible 8-week course format (finish in 2-3 years)
  • No GRE required
  • Out of state students pay in-state tuition
Doctorate (Ed.D) in Instruction and Administration (Instructional Systems Design emphasis)
  • Doctoral Degree Program

State Authorization and Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.