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Educational Technology (MS) 
Program Description

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Educational Technology emphasizes a practitioner's approach to the design, development, and evaluation of instructional technology for education and industry. The program focuses on issues relating to learning, instructional design, visual design, multimedia development, evaluation, and research.  The entire program of study is offered online.  Program courses are sequenced to permit completion within two years.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

University of Arizona South -

UA South - the University of Arizona’s branch campus headquartered in Sierra Vista - extends the University’s educational mission to the region’s people, in multiple locations and with targeted degree programs. UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality and meaningful University of Arizona degrees in sites throughout Southern Arizona, including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties. We partner with community colleges to offer bachelor degrees that are of high quality, low cost, and geographically accessible. In addition to traditional degree programs in education, computer science, humanities and the social sciences, UA South offers Bachelor of Applied Science programs, Master’s programs in education, and a variety of continuing education programs designed to meet the workforce needs of regional industry.

University of Arizona South  
Campuses where offered
UA Online UA South - Sierra Vista  
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Jesse H Kelly
Graduate Program Coordinator
Jesse H Kelly
Director of Graduate Studies
Barbara W Citera
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Because the M.S. in Education Technology has specific entrance and degree requirements you should meet with an academic advisor to ensure that you have met the following requirements:

  • A completed bachelor's degree (in the last 60 credit hours) or master's program from an accredited institution with an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • A completed application form, along with copies of all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and payment of Graduation College application fees.
  • Three letters of recommendation dated within six months of the date of application and written by professionals who are in a position to address the applicant's ability to succeed at the graduate level.
  • A completed student information form that includes a brief statement of long-range professional goals and a 500-word summary on a topic relating to educational technology.
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Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: July 31
  • Summer: April 1 (summer session I only)
  • Spring: November 21

International Applicants:

International students must enroll in 6 units of in-person instruction.  This is a fully online program.


International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

The master's degree program of study is developed in consultation with a faculty advisor and requires a minimum of 36 units of graduate courses, with at least 27 of these units taken in Educational Technology. The choices within the program of study are based on professional aspirations, scholastic needs, and personal preferences. If desired, a thesis can be pursued. For completion, the master’s degree program requires development of a best-works portfolio.

The following courses, or equivalents, are required, with exceptions to be made in consultation with the faculty advisor. All courses are three units (semester hours) unless otherwise indicated.

Major: Educational Technology (12 units)

  •  ETCV 511 Application of Technology in Education
  •  ETCV 520 Introduction to Instructional Design
  •  ETCV 598 Educational Technology Capstone
  •  ETCV 623 Designing Online Learning Environments

II. Measurement and Research Methods (6 units)

(Select 2 courses below)

  • ETCV 560 Research Methods I
  • ETCV 561 Research Methods II

III. Educational Psychology (3 units)

(Select one course below)

  • ETCV 510 Learning Theory in Instructional Design
  • ETCV 512 Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments

IV. Supporting Courses/Electives (15 units)

You may select from the following list, or elsewhere, with the agreement of the faculty advisor. (Select 5 courses below)

  •  ETCV 503 Introduction to Learning Space Design
  •  ETCV 512 Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments
  •  ETCV 515 Digital Photography in Education
  •  ETCV 524 Educational Gaming and Simulations
  •  ETCV 530 Multimedia Applications in Education
  •  ETCV 538 Mobile Technologies for Learning
  •  ETCV 542 Statistical Methods in Education
  •  ETCV 547 Educational Evaluation
  •  ETCV 591/691 Preceptorship
  •  ETCV 593 Internship
  •  ETCV 596 Seminar in Educational Technology
  •  ETCV 599 Independent Study
  •  ETCV 614 Emerging Technologies in Education
  •  ETCV 621 Advanced Computer Utilization
  •  ETCV 622 Introduction to Interface Design
  •  ETCV 629 Advanced Instructional Design
  •  ETCV 631 Advanced Multimedia
  •  ETCV 635 Special Issues in Instructional Design
Minor Requirements

Ph.D. Minor

The Ph.D. students at the University of Arizona can minor in Educational Technology. More information

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Last revised 07 Sep 2017