Utah State University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, MS
Instructional Technology, MEd
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Utah State University has delivered higher education to students outside of traditional campus walls for over 100 years. Today, the university employs the latest learning technologies to deliver its graduate courses worldwide. Each online course goes through a rigorous instructional design process to ensure students have rich academic experiences regardless of their location. Online graduate courses are taught by USU’s world-class faculty.

School type Public
Grad programs NCATE accredited No
Grad programs TEAC accredited Yes
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
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas
Categories of study offered to master's students
Teaching track N/A
Counseling/Psychology track N/A
Administration track Yes
Research/Policy track N/A

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 29


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 9 full-time; 10 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 89% full-time; 10% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 2 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 17 full-time; 8 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 12
Maximum class size 50

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 1.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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