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MIST Graduate Certificate Programs

The Instructional Science and Technology Fully Online and Blended certificate programs are for professionals working in all levels of education, private industry, or governmental institutions, who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in designing effective and efficient instructional programs enhanced by interactive technologies. The certificate will allow students to be able to design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional programs, implement new teaching and learning technologies, and develop practical web-based design and project management skills.

Certificate Curriculum

The Certificate consists of 16 credit units: three required courses and two electives, with the certificate being able to be completed within an academic year.

Required Courses

All three courses are required for the certificate program:

IST522 - Instructional Design

IST524 - Instructional Technology

IST526 - Interactive Multimedia for Instruction

Elective Courses

Students must pick two:

IST501 - Technology Workshop

IST531 - Multimedia Tools I: Audio and Video

IST541 - Multimedia Tools II: Interactive Media

Admission Deadlines

  • October 1, 2018 - Application period opens for fall 2018
  • December 15, 2018 - Priority application and document deadline
  • January 15, 2019 - Final application deadline for applicants with any foreign coursework (applications may still be accepted after this date if space is available)
  • January 22, 2019 - Priority application review and selection
  • March 15, 2019 - Final Blended Application Deadline
  • May 1, 2019 - Final Fully Online and Blended Certificate Application Deadline
  • May 17th - Final deadline for all admissions documents, including transcript and all international documents if applicable.


Admissions Questions

  • Ryan Eller, Student Service Coordinator
  • (831) 582-4790

Curriculum Questions

  • Dr. Miguel Lara, MIST Blended Program Director
  • (831) 582-5038

Instructional Science & Technology MS

(831) 582-4790