Winthrop University: Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology
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Graduate School
211 Tillman Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
803/323-2292 (fax)

Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology

Preparing Graduates to be Creative and Innovative Learning Development Professionals!


Graduates will be able to design, develop, implement and evaluate small and large scale learning and technology initiatives. Graduates of the program will learn to design, develop and implement instructional materials and learning environments in face-to-face classes, online classes, or blended/hybrid learning environment. Graduates will be able to create instructor led or self-paced learning materials. This degree will provide you with the professional preparation you need to succeed in the growing field of Learning Design and Technology.


Graduate Program Director: Dr. Marshall G. Jones


Phone: 803/323-2487



Why Winthrop?

Graduate Assistant Position M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology Learning Outcomes Graduate Travel Support

Students have the opportunity to work in their departments and around campus as graduate assistants.

This program emphasizes the study and application of learning theory and technology skills that can be applied to learning problems in a wide range of settings.

Travel support is available for graduate student presentations or performances.


Click below to learn more about the program!

    Instruction will be delivered to the students in a primarily online environment using synchronous and asynchronous learning management systems. Students will come to campus for course requirements in a limited number of classes. Classes with an on-campus experience typically involve one on campus experience per class. On campus work occurs on days and time that are appropriate for working adults (e.g. evenings or Saturdays). 

    Time to completion: 2 years

    Total Credits: 30

    Format: Campus-Based (Low Residency)

    Curriculum (M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology)



      Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology Deadline : No deadline,  rolling admission

      Note: All admission materials must be received by the Graduate School office before an application will be reviewed.


      • An online Graduate School application and non-refundable application fee

      • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended for undergraduate and graduate coursework. Transcripts must be sent directly to Winthrop's Graduate School office from the issuing institution(s). 

      • Statement of purpose: The statement of purpose should demonstrate the potential to be successful in writing at a level appropriate for graduate study, why the degree program meets their professional goals, and their emerging and/or existing knowledge of the field. The statement of purpose should not exceed two single-spaced word-processed pages.  

      • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. 


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Beyond Graduation


Hear from our LDT Students! 

Dr. Joni Boyd

M.Ed. in Learning Design and Techology, Class of 2021

"I am prepared and ready for a role in instructional design, support, and innovation. The program is manageable (for those with jobs and/or families), but productive and engaging. I am a better educator, producer, and designer from the learning gained in this program."  


Graduates may find employment in a variety of settings including but not limited to, corporate, health care, government, military, nonprofit, and higher education environments.

Here are some directions our students have gone in:

  • K-12 districts and schools (Clover (SC), Charlottte Mecklenburg (NC), Fort Mill (SC), Fulton County (GA) Rock Hill (SC), and many more throughout the South East.)

  • eLearning Specialist (Palm Beach Atlantic University)

  • Instructional Technology Specialist (Chesterfield SC County Schools)

  • Instructional Designer (Keypath Education, Charter Communications, Clemson University, Learning Systems International, South Piedmont Community College, Winthrop University)

  • Learning Experience Designer (Meta)

Notice to International Applicants:

Per U.S. Immigration Regulation, international students who study in the U.S. in F-1 status may enroll in one, 3-hour online course per semester to fulfill the full-time enrollment requirement. This program requires more than one online class per semester to meet full-time enrollment and would not be approved for F-1 status. More information about visa status is available from our International Center.



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Last Updated: 1/18/23