Master of Science in Learning, Technology, and Design

HBU Online Learning Program

About the Degree

The Master of Science in Learning, Technology, and Design is a 30-hour graduate degree that will equip the next generation of instructional designers and digital specialists in a variety of settings with the knowledge and skills necessary to bring transformative leadership to today’s dynamic academic and professional landscapes. This program will provide students with highly applicable, authentic learning experiences to prepare for meaningful employment in educational institutions, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Three-credit hour courses will be offered in 8-week subterms, providing students the opportunity to complete their degree at their own pace – even in as few as four semesters. Textbook purchases will not be required for any of the courses in the program. Instead, learning experiences will incorporate relevant, timely materials that can be obtained digitally, thus resulting in sizable cost savings for students each semester.

HBU has a long history of a recognized graduate program focused on educational technology. The institution is growing as an online presence in the delivery of academic degrees both locally and across the region. Along with an established faculty who specializes in this field, these factors combine to uniquely position the university to launch this program.

Admission Requirements

Official Transcripts – Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Online Graduate School from the college or university that awarded the student’s bachelor’s degree. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted.

References – Applicants must provide contact information for two references on their application.

Course Requirements

Course Number

Course Name


LTDE 5302

Foundations of Learning, Technology, and Design (to be taken in the first 9 hours)


LTDE 5305

Instructional Design in a Digital Age


LTDE 5306

Technology, Planning, and Administration


LTDE 5308

Design, Development, and Assessment of Online Learning


LTDE 5317

Current Topics in Learning with Technology


LTDE 5319

Technology Tools for Learning


LTDE 5320

Design and Development of Multimedia Instruction


LTDE 5330

Professional Development for Technology Integration


LTDE 5350

Emerging Technologies


LTDE 6300

Learning, Technology, and Design Capstone Course


Total Hours



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