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Purdue University offers a strong foundation of tradition and history, an environment of intellectual curiosity and discovery, and a supportive, student-centered approach to learning. Founded in 1869 as a land-grant school, the University is known today for its prolific faculty as well as a record of distinguished research and achievement in aerospace, engineering, technology, science, and math. Our goal is to educate and develop men and women of personal integrity and scholarly excellence, as well as offer superior learning and convenience through Purdue University online courses. 

The staff and faculty at Purdue bring the same commitment to discovery and learning that is present on the University's campuses, with rigorous, intellectually stimulating course work and personal support to help students succeed.

Purdue now brings its commitment to discovery and lifelong learning online, allowing students across the country and around the world to experience the University's high-quality educational offerings.

Purdue currently offers the Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology program online.

Recognized for Achievement & Excellence

Purdue University has received national recognition for the quality of its educational programs and the achievements of faculty and alumni. U.S. News & World Report ranked Purdue 23rd among all public universities in 2011, while a survey of corporate recruiters by the Wall Street Journal that same year ranked the University 4th in preparing students for the workforce. The list of Purdue's distinguished alumni includes many pioneers in their fields, including Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, as well as notable faculty members such as Ei-ichi Negishi, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, and two recipients of the World Food Prize, Philip Nelson and Gebisa Ejeta.

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About the MSEd in Learning Design and Technology Program

In today's constantly evolving, technology-driven world, learning is a never-ending process, from classroom to career. Whether you are a teacher or a corporate trainer, the Purdue University online Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology gives you the ability to design, adapt, evaluate and implement instructional methods and technologies for a variety of settings, whether you teach in the schoolroom or the boardroom.


The faculty of the Master of Science in Education in Learning Design and Technology at Purdue all hold doctoral degrees and contribute to ongoing research in the field of educational technology and learning design.

Curriculum and Academic Environment

The online MS in Education in Learning Design at Purdue University requires the successful completion of 33 credit hours.

Features of the curriculum include:

  • Understanding Learning Theories and Integration Technology
  • Guidance on how to effectively integrate learning technology into instructional materials
  • An introduction to the principles of instructional design and how to use them to create effective and efficient training and support materials
  • A required portfolio project, which can have practical applications in your current job
  • A supervised practicum that you can complete at your own place of work
  • Coursework that is completely online—arrange your studies around your personal and professional schedule

Information for Military Students and Their Dependents

The Purdue University community is grateful for the hard work and sacrifice of our nation's men and women in the military services. Our online programs are ideal for service members and their family members stationed overseas, and for veterans interested in building up their skills in preparation for re-entering the civilian workforce and the next phase of their lives.

Purdue University offers benefits to service members through the GI Bill, the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Yellow Ribbon Program. Benefits may also be available to the children of disabled veterans or those deceased due to service-related injuries.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants are highly encouraged to begin the process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our institutional code is 001825.

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