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2021 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools

256 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.

The Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Teaching Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 256 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular master's degree programs for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from the Instructional Media Design program at each school on the list.

Check out the instructional media master's degree programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT

Our 2021 rankings named Western Governors University the most popular school in the United States for instructional media design students working on their master’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Salt Lake City, WGU is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

Of the 1,098 students majoring in instructional media at WGU, 22% are male and 78% are female.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from WGU carry an average student debt load of $13,917. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $135.

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#2

American College of Education

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means American College of Education is a great place for instructional media design students working on their master’s degree. American College of Education is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the city of Indianapolis.

Of the 245 students majoring in instructional media at American College of Education, 37% are male and 63% are female.

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The in-demand master’s degree programs at Concordia University, Irvine helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular instructional media design schools in the United States. Concordia University, Irvine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Irvine.

About 72% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 28% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from Concordia University, Irvine carry an average student debt load of $26,846. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $240, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend California State University - Fullerton. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Cal State Fullerton is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fullerton.

Women make up 75% of the instructional media majors at the school.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Boise State University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Boise State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Boise.

Of the 130 students majoring in instructional media at Boise State, 43% are male and 57% are female.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at Boise State take out while working on their Master's Degree is $26,807. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $242.

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#5

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, AZ

The in-demand master’s degree programs at Grand Canyon University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the most popular instructional media design schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Phoenix, Grand Canyon University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 76% of the instructional media majors at the school.

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#7

Lamar University

Beaumont, TX

Lamar University landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. Lamar University is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Beaumont.

Women make up 75% of the instructional media majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from Lamar University carry an average student debt load of $20,454. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $247, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Fort Hays State University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. FHSU is a large public school located in the remote town of Hays.

About 62% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 38% are male.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at FHSU take out while working on their Master's Degree is $24,127. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $230, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

University at Albany

Albany, NY

University at Albany landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. UAlbany is a large public school located in the small city of Albany.

About 72% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 28% are male.

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#10

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Wilkes University ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Wilkes is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Wilkes-Barre.

About 74% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 26% are male.

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#11

Towson University

Towson, MD

Towson University ranked #11 on this year’s Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the small city of Towson, Towson is a public school with a fairly large student population.

About 85% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 15% are male.

On average, instructional media graduates from Towson take out $30,768 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree.

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Teachers College at Columbia University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #12 on the list. Located in the large city of New York, Teachers College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

About 81% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 19% are male.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at Teachers College take out while working on their Master's Degree is $62,745.

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With a ranking of #13, Arizona State University - Skysong did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for instructional media design students working on their master’s degree. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

Women make up 75% of the instructional media majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from ASU - Skysong carry an average student debt load of $42,730.

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#13

University of West Alabama

Livingston, AL

University of West Alabama came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools ranking. University of West Alabama is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Livingston.

Women make up 99% of the instructional media majors at the school.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at University of West Alabama take out while working on their Master's Degree is $30,443. 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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#15

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

University of West Georgia did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Located in the fringe town of Carrollton, University of West Georgia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

Women make up 85% of the instructional media majors at the school.

While working on their Master's Degree, instructional media majors at University of West Georgia accumulate an average of around $33,714 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $358, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#15

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

Of the 66 students majoring in instructional media at Harvard, 38% are male and 62% are female.

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

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University of North Texas ranked #17 on this year’s Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. Located in the city of Denton, UNT is a public college with a very large student population.

About 63% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 37% are male.

Instructional Media majors at UNT take out an average of $30,720 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $329.

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American InterContinental University - Online did quite well in this year’s ranking of the most popular places for instructional media design students to get a master’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list. AIU Online is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Schaumburg.

Women make up 69% of the instructional media majors at the school.

On average, instructional media graduates from AIU Online take out $32,998 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $336, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#19

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #19 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

About 77% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 23% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from Michigan State carry an average student debt load of $27,912. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $302.

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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota ranked #20 on this year’s Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools list. SMU MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the town of Winona.

About 80% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 20% are male.

While working on their Master's Degree, instructional media majors at SMU MN accumulate an average of around $19,456 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $187.

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#21

Wilmington University

New Castle, DE

Wilmington University landed the #21 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. Located in the large suburb of New Castle, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

About 74% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 26% are male.

Instructional Media majors at Wilmington University take out an average of $23,173 in student loans while working on their Master's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $198, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#22

Concordia University, Chicago

River Forest, IL

Concordia University, Chicago landed the #22 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. Located in the large suburb of River Forest, Concordia University, Chicago is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

About 66% of the students majoring in instructional media at the school are women while 34% are male.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from Concordia University, Chicago carry an average student debt load of $19,093. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $210.

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Coastal Carolina University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. Coastal Carolina University is a large public school located in the small city of Conway.

Women make up 81% of the instructional media majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from Coastal Carolina University carry an average student debt load of $30,636.

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#23

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw State University landed the #23 spot in the 2021 rankings for the most popular master’s degree instructional media design programs. KSU Georgia is a very large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

Of the 53 students majoring in instructional media at KSU Georgia, 19% are male and 81% are female.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at KSU Georgia take out while working on their Master's Degree is $35,114. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $417.

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#25

Utah State University

Logan, UT

With a ranking of #25, Utah State University did quite well on this year’s most popular schools for instructional media design students working on their master’s degree. USU is a very large public school located in the small city of Logan.

Women make up 65% of the instructional media majors at the school.

After completing their Master's Degree, instructional media graduates from USU carry an average student debt load of $20,057. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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#27

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, MO
#30

National University

La Jolla, CA
#31

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN
#33

Emporia State University

Emporia, KS
#34

New Jersey City University

Jersey City, NJ
#36

New York University

New York, NY
#36

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR
#36

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
40 Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
40 LIU Post Brookville, NY
42 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
42 Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
42 Aurora University Aurora, IL
45 Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Kutztown, PA
45 West Texas A&M University Canyon, TX
47 Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR
47 Full Sail University Winter Park, FL
49 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
49 Wilson College Chambersburg, PA
51 Park University Parkville, MO
51 Miami University - Oxford Oxford, OH

Instructional Media Design by Region

View the Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master's Degree Schools for a specific region near you.

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.

  • 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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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