College of Science

Instructional Science and Technology M.S.

Certificate Program

The graduate certificate program is ideal for current professionals who either need a refresher on new instructional design software and technology or would rather focus on learning new technology without completing a Capstone.

The program requires only 16 units to complete and all 16 units can be rolled into the full MIST degree program if one desires to complete a full masters program. Students can take the program in either a Blended or Fully Online track based on their preference of either studying on campus or fully online.

Required Coursework

Students are required to take:

IST 522: Instructional Design (offered each fall semester)

IST 524: Instructional Technology (offered each fall semester)

IST 526: Interactive Multimedia for Instruction (offered each spring semester)

Students are required to take two of the following:

IST 501: Technology Workshop (offered each fall semester)

IST 541: Multimedia Tools II (offered each fall semester)

IST 531: Multimedia Tools I (offered each spring semester)


*Students can take as many or as few of these classes in combination with one another to complete the certificate program. The program can be completed in 2 semesters or more depending on the course schedule they build with their academic advisor.

**Students also may leave the MIST graduate program with a certificate if they have completed the course requirements above, but cannot or do not wish to complete the full masters program as they progress through their studies.

Apply to the MIST Certificate Program