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2021 Best Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools

219 Colleges
$51,449 Avg Salary
$29,976 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Instructional Media Design Master's Degree School for You

Instructional Media Design is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 8th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 7,063 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the teaching programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Teaching Degree Search has created its Best Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 219 schools in the United States to see which master's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for teaching students. Factors related to overall quality of the school, post-graduation earnings, average student debt, and more accumulated were considered when coming up with this list.

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2021 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the instructional media master's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Schools for a Master's in Instructional Media

Our analysis found University of Delaware to be the best school for instructional media design students who want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Newark.

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#2

Brandman University

Irvine, CA

Out of the 195 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Brandman University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Brandman is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Irvine.

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#3

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Lehigh University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Lehigh is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Bethlehem.

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Out of the 195 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Concordia University - Irvine landed the # 4 spot on the list. Concordia University Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at Concordia University Irvine take out while working on their Master's Degree is $26,846. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $240, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Out of the 195 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Harvard University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

Instructional Media majors at Harvard take out an average of $28,340 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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#6

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Fairfield U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fairfield.

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#7

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree instructional media design programs. UPenn is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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#8

Manhattan College

Riverdale, NY

Manhattan College came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of Riverdale, Manhattan is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#9

Stockton University

Galloway, NJ

Stockton University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list. Located in the midsize suburb of Galloway, Stockton State is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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#10

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Wilkes is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Wilkes-Barre.

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#11

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa ranked #11 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. UNI is a large public school located in the city of Cedar Falls.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at UNI take out while working on their Master's Degree is $21,330.

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The College of Saint Rose landed the #12 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best master’s degree instructional media design programs. Located in the small city of Albany, The College of Saint Rose is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Texas A&M University - College Station came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the midsize city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, instructional media graduates from Texas A&M take out $29,191 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $318, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#14

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Syracuse is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Syracuse.

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#15

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph’s University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. St. Joe's is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

While working on their Master's Degree, instructional media majors at St. Joe's accumulate an average of around $26,429 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $332.

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#16

Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #16 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Hamden, Quinnipiac is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Instructional Media majors at Quinnipiac take out an average of $43,164 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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Seattle Pacific University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. SPU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle.

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#18

University of Saint Joseph

West Hartford, CT

University of Saint Joseph ranked #18 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large suburb of West Hartford, USJ is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Teachers College at Columbia University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of New York, Teachers College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their Master's Degree, instructional media majors at Teachers College accumulate an average of around $62,745 in student debt.

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The University of Tampa ranked #20 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. U of Tampa is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Tampa.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at U of Tampa take out while working on their Master's Degree is $30,908.

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#21

New York University

New York, NY

New York University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. NYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York.

On average, instructional media graduates from NYU take out $73,450 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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#22

Molloy College

Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the suburb of Rockville Centre, Molloy is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. UMass Boston is a large public school located in the city of Boston.

While working on their Master's Degree, instructional media majors at UMass Boston accumulate an average of around $28,382 in student debt.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public school with a large student population.

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#25

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Pepperdine is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Malibu.

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Rest of the Top Best Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools

#27

Dakota State University

Madison, SD
#28

Towson University

Towson, MD

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
30 Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT
31 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
32 University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND
33 Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
34 University of Dayton Dayton, OH
35 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
36 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
37 Minnesota State University - Mankato Mankato, MN
38 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
39 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY

Instructional Media Design by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, instructional media design has other similar majors worth exploring.

Instructional Media Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Educational/Instructional Technology 7,063

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Antanana.

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