Master's Degree

Education (M.A.) Instructional Technology

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Instructional Technology concentration focuses on the uses and applications of technology in instructional environments. Emphasis is placed on the development, function, and utilization of a variety of technologies within educational settings. This concentration is designed for students seeking to expand their knowledge of instructional technology as well as those seeking leadership roles in this area.

Why pursue an M.A in Education - Instructional Technology

  • Strong dual emphasis on emergent technologies and on pedagogically sound uses of technology.
  • Strong community of practice with emphasis on varied levels of interaction with instructors and with peers.
  • Blended course structures that facilitate face-to-face and online learning.

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option: 33 Semester Credit Hours

Non-Thesis Option: 36 Semester Credit Hours

For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Admission  pre-requisites: Bachelor's degree with 18 credit hours in field of study or in another appropriate field of study.

Graduate Studies Application: Yes

Department Application: No

Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended.  All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.

Test Scores: If an applicant’s GPA is between 2.7 and 2.99, probationary admission may be granted and the student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during the first 12 hours of coursework.

Resume or CV: No

Letters of Recommendation: No

Statement of Purpose: No

Minimum TOEFL Score (for International Applicants): 550 paper/79 internet

Minimum IELTS Score (for International Applicants): 6.5

Additional Requirements: International students and those with international degrees may be required to submit additional documents per our admissions policies and procedures. The Graduate School reserves the right to request any additional documents needed to fairly and consistently evaluate applicant credentials.


Application Deadline Dates

Domestic Applicants (Citizens and Permanent Residents):

  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1
  • Fall: July 1

International Applicants:

  • Spring: September 1
  • Summer: March 1
  • Fall: April 1

Contact Information

Student Development Specialist: Erin Doran
Telephone: (210) 458-7443

Degree Website:

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Degree Catalog Link:

Career Options Available for a M.A in Education-Instructional Technology Graduate

  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Distance Education Director
  • Course Developer
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Software Consultant
  • Training Specialist
  • Resource Instructor
  • Assistive Technology Coordinator
  • System Analyst I

Funding Opportunities

Course Scheduling and Offerings

  • Most in-class courses are scheduled from 6 PM to 8:45 PM, but are blended in nature with some online engagement.
  • Online courses are building on both synchronous and asynchronous engagement models.
  • This program is housed on the UTSA Main Campus.

Research taking place in the M.A in Education-Instructional Technology program

Traditional and emergent technology uses in educational contexts.