Purdue University—​West Lafayette

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master's Degree in Learning Design and Technology
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The curriculum of the online M.S. in Education in Learning Design and Technology incorporates the latest research in learning theory, educational technology, and instructional design principles and encourages students to use their work experience as a framework for study. Faculty members are active researchers in the field and bring years of experience as well as new ideas to the classroom.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited Yes
Grad programs TEAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Advanced degree programs offered
Education Specialist N/A
Ph.D. N/A
Ed.D. N/A
Online master's in education degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track Yes
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track N/A
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 15

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 8 full-time; 14 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 8
Average experience teaching online courses 1 year
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 20 full-time

Class Size

Average class size 18
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, but can apply to switch course enrollment to campus-based
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students Most

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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