Master of Science in instructional Technology  


Program Requirements 

Specializations require that students attain a certain level of sophistication in the following areas of study: 

          Use of appropriate technology as a tool in achieving professional goals 

          Analysis of current theories specific to the disciplines of the specialization 

          Evaluation of the effects of technology on cultures and contexts 



All students entering the Instructional Technology Program are expected to have a certain facility in using technology including simple operation of a computer, familiarity with word processing, and the ability to use the Internet. Additionally, to establish that students have the required background for a specialization, specific prerequisite courses may be required. In addition to the core of courses common to the Program, each specialization may include elective courses. The Master of Science in Instructional Technology requires thirty-six (36) credit hours. 



As part of meeting criteria for coursework and completing the required number of credits, each student designs, conducts and completes a research project as the final requirement for graduation. The project is normally completed as part of the course GRIT 791 Seminar in Instructional Technology. It is judged as complete when it has been presented in scholarly written format. A student who has not completed the study during Seminar in Instructional Technology registers for GRIT 795 Thesis Guidance until its completion. The study cannot be held in abeyance for more than two years. 


Instructional Design and e-learning specialization 

The specialization is designed for those eager to develop the technical skills necessary for the appropriate use of technology as a tool in the academic or/and corporate learning environment. Students will be encouraged to design instructional content to meet context specific needs within the school or workplace. The candidate for this specialization emerges from the program with newly developed leadership skills, expertise in the use of state-of-the-art technologies and a renewed understanding of the role technology can play for learning communities. Throughout their coursework students are encouraged to develop their potential as leaders by presenting at professional meetings, and possibly publishing the required research project.  


Course Requirements 

Candidates for M.S in Instructional Technology with an Instructional Design and E-Learning specialization complete thirty six (36) credit hours of coursework including the required courses listed below. 

Core courses (30 credit hours) 

GRIT    541      Video Communications  

GRIT    598      Scientific Inquiry: Tools for Research 

GRIT    645      Introduction to Online Learning 

GRIT    654      Cognition and Accessible Technologies 

GRIT    651      Technology-Based Learning Environments 

GRIT    671      Principles of Instructional Design 

GRIT    699      Image Processing in Multimedia Design 

GRIT    700      Technology Integration in Multimedia Development 

GRIT    791      Seminar in Instructional Technology 

GRIT    798      Ethical Leadership and the Future 

Two electives (6 credit hours) 


Selected  Electives (3 credits each): 

GRIT    550      Social Media 

GRIT    551      Networking Organizations 

GRIT    593      Web Design for eLearning 

GRIT    661      Introduction to Studio TV 

GRIT    685      Technology Planning 

GRIT    704      Practicum and Portfolio 

GRIT    710      Applied Instructional Design 


Master of Science in Instructional Technology – combined Program 

In conjunction with the School of Undergraduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College, the Instructional Technology Program offers qualified undergraduate students the chance to complete both a bachelor’s degree with Computer Information Science or Information Technology specialization and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology. The Program includes specific course requirements and qualifying levels of student performance. Contact the Coordinator of the Instructional Technology Program for details.