Instructional Psychology and Technology
Application Deadlines
Fall:January 15
Spring:January 15
Contact Information: 
150 MCKB
Program Requirements: 

The MS program prepares students to assume professional positions in instructional design and evaluation or to pursue a doctorate in these fields. All MS students will be required to complete at least 12 credit hours each year to remain enrolled in the program (prior to completing project coursework).

Requirements for Degree.

  • Credit hours (39 hours): 33 course work hours plus 6 thesis hours (IP&T 699R) or 6 project hours (IP&T 698R).
  • Academic writing (3 hours): IP&T 510-Academic Writing and Argumentation.
  • Required courses (18 hours): IP&T 520, 560, 564, 629, 652, 661.
  • Emphasis: 8 hours to be determined in consultation with graduate committee.
  • Internship: 3 hours (IP&T 599R).
  • Seminar: 1 hour (IP&T 690R).
  • Thesis: 6 hours (IP&T 699R); or project: 6 hours (IP&T 698R).
  • Examinations: oral defense of thesis or project.
  • Students must register for at least two consecutive 6-hour semesters on the BYU campus.
Admission Requirements: 
  1. Priority application deadline is January 15th
  2. Final application deadline is May 15th
  3. Those who meet the priority application deadline will receive a decision in March
  4. Applicants who wait until May will be considered on a space-available basis and receive a decision in June.

Required evidence:

  • Letter of intent
  • All past post-secondary transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current resume or vita

Optional evidence:

You are encouraged to include one or more of these sources of evidence in your application to make the strongest case for your admission to the program.

  • GRE or other graduate exam (GMAT, LSAT, MAT, etc.) – the GRE is not a requirement for the MS application.  However, we strongly suggest that you use the GRE as a piece of evidence in your application if you do not have other strong optional evidence to include.
  • Record of Design – Related Work Experience – provide details such as employers, years of experience with each, and a description of the design-related work you were engaged in.
  • Evidence of completion of the BYU Design Thinking Minor or related coursework at another university.
  • Writing Sample – sample of academic writing that has been published or peer reviewed with a brief explanation contextualizing the sample.

Please include this additional evidence in the “Additional Information” section of the university application.

Video interview:

  • Once your application is submitted you should receive an email with instructions on how to complete the interview portion of the application.  This will consist of recording a brief video response to a small number of interview prompts.
Program Outcomes: 

Foundational Knowledge and Understanding

Demonstrate depth and breadth understanding of the fundamental principles related to instructional design, development, evaluation, assessment, and research.

Ethical and Professional Practice

Develop a personal commitment to integrate into their lives the standards of professional ethics within the field, and demonstrate a willingness to live by high standards of ethical practice consistent with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Practical Application Skills

Demonstrate ability to complete a quality project in the field by applying knowledge and skills related to design, development, evaluation, assessment and research.

Program Stats

Characteristics of Students from Past Academic Year
Total Students 46
International 1
Female 17
LDS 46
Non-White 1
BYU Undergraduate 35
Three Year Average Test Scores of Admitted Student
GRE Composite Score 315.1
GRE Quantitative Score 154.6
GRE Quantitative Percentile 57.2
GRE Verbal Score 160.5
GRE Verbal Percentile 81.6
GRE Analytical Score 4.5
GRE Analytical Percentile 73.0
Five Year Average of Graduated Students
Average Years to Degree 3.1
Graduated Per Year 11.4
Five Year Average of Admitted Students
Applied Per Year 23.2
Admitted Per Year 16.6
Percent Admitted 71.55
Average GPA 3.68