MEd, Learning Design & Technology and MLISc, Master of Library and Information Science

Now Accepting Applications

Typical Length 4 years

Delivery Campus Based, Online

75

Credits

The Dual Master’s degree option at UHM allows students to complete two degree programs concurrently. Students enrolled in the Master’s in Learning Design and Technology (MEd LTEC) program are eligible to apply for a second Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences (MLISc). MLISc students may also apply for a second degree in MEd LTEC.

Selecting the dual enrollment program allows students to count a maximum of nine credits from one degree towards the requirements of the second degree.

The dual degree program is a recognition of the intersection of information technology and library and information science in the digital age. Dual degrees enhance your potential for expanded employment opportunities.

Common Careers

The primary employers are educational institutions, both public and private, at all levels: K through 12, postsecondary (community colleges and universities). Also government and private agencies like software companies, publishing companies, and companies and agencies with training and design departments, such as health care, manufacturing industries and large retail corporations.

There is no single job title for learning design and educational technologists in organizations, but some examples include: Training Coordinator, Instructional Designer, Technology Support Specialist, Museum Education Specialist, and so on.

Admission Requirements
Apply to UHM Graduate Division View This Task

You must submit a graduate division application.

Online Applications

To submit your application please go to the UHM online application.

Make sure you choose the application type “Graduate Studies”.

For checklist item #7 (Planned Course of Study) select "Learning Design and Technology - MEd"

For directions and information on the UHM Graduate application process, go to the Graduate Division Forms page and select - Graduate Admissions Application General Information and Instructions.

Information for prospective students can be found on the prospective students page of the UHM Graduate Division website.

When completing a paper application, if you wish to qualify to pay resident tuition at UHM based on residency status or Board of Regents exemptions you should also submit the Residency Declaration Form.

Send your paper application along with Residency Declaration Form to the UHM Office of Graduate Education at:

2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822
Completed Baccalaureate Degree View This Task

Applicants must have graduated from a UHM recognized, accredited, four-year institution of higher education prior to beginning the MEd, Learning Design & Technology program.

To check if you graduated from a UHM recognized institution contact the UHM Graduate Division at gradss@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8544.

Undergraduate Cumulative GPA View This Task

An Undergraduate Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.

The Graduate Division at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) requires an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered for admission. Some departments however may admit students with GPA’s that are below a 3.0. Departments consider the GPA along with other factors when making their admission decisions.

Submitted Transcripts View This Task

A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended is required.

You should also including transcripts from, any study abroad or exchange programs, summer programs, and non-degree work and extension programs. Your official transcripts need to be sent directly to the Graduate Division from the issuing institution(s), or in sealed institutional envelopes if submitted with the application.

UH Transcripts

Transcripts are not required for course work completed at any of the UH campuses. Graduate Division Student Services will obtain UH transcripts on behalf of applicants.

International Students

Refer to the Office of Graduate Education International Admissions Requirements website for specific international requirements.

Send your official transcripts to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Unofficial Transcripts

You may submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts directly to the department. However, you are still required to have your official transcripts sent directly to the UH Mānoa Graduate Division at the address above.

Upload your unofficial transcripts.
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Submitting unofficial transcripts to the department alone does NOT meet the transcripts requirement.

Statement of Objectives View This Task

You are required to write a statement of objectives as part of your application.

You are required to write a response to the following question as part of your application to the MEd, Learning Design & Technology program.



Use the following directions to submit your statement of objectives.

  1. Save your statement as either a word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
  2. Name the file with your name and the word statement
    (e.g. StudentName_Statement.pdf).
  3. Upload your statement to Mākālei
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Submit Resume or Curriculum Vita (CV) View This Task

Your resume or CV is required.

You are required to submit your resume or CV. You can either upload a copy directly to Mākālei.

Upload your resume or CV
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AlertYour resume or CV must be in either Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) or PDF (.pdf) format.
Three Letters of Recommendation View This Task

You must provide 3 letters of recommendation

List three professional references who will write your letters of recommendation, e.g., supervisor, professor, advisor, instructor, etc. These references will be sent an email with directions for submitting the letter. Please verify in advance, the listed references have agreed to provide a letter and inform them they will receive an email with instructions. The College reserves the right to contact professional references other than those listed.

Name E-mail Phone Relationship Send
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Please make sure the letters are submitted by:
Letters can be submitted by one of the following:

  1. Upload to Mākālei (preferred):
    • You will be able to see any letters that are uploaded into Mākālei. If you or your references want the letters to be private, letters should be faxed or mailed in.

  2. Mail:
    • Admissions, Department of Learning Design and Technology,
      University Hawai‘i at Mānoa,
      Wist Hall Rm 232,
      1776 University Avenue,
      Honolulu, HI 96822

LTEC Survey View This Task

Please complete the MEd, Learning Design & Technology LTEC Survey

LTEC Survey
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English Proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) View This Task

Applicants who are not native English speakers may need to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests. For more information view the Graduate Division website. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS tests and to determine if you need to take them please visit the Graduate Division's English Proficiency website.

Minimum acceptable scores for the 2 tests are:

TOEFL -
600/100 (Paper/Internet)
Subtests:

25 Listening
25 Speaking

IELTS -
6.00 for the Overall band test results

Send your official scores to the UHM Graduate Division at:

2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

Identification Documents View This Task

International students are required to submit a copy of their Identification documents (i.e. Passport or Identification Card)

As required by U.S. federal regulations, all international applicants are required to submit a copy of their passport identification pages, or a copy of their national identification card if a passport is not available.

Send your identification documents to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses.

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses ,including expenses for any accompanying spouse or children. Upon admission to UHM, only international applicants with proof of funding will receive visa documents. The Confidential Financial Statement Form for International Applicants is required of most international applicants.

Send your financial statement to the UHM Graduate Division at:
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822
Application Deadlines
Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall February 1 January 1
Spring N/A N/A
Delivery & Format

The combined MEd LTEC & LISc degree has two delivery options: one campus-based and the second online. The course requirements are the same for both campus-based and online. The core courses in the campus-based program are offered at the Manoa campus on weekday evenings to accommodate adult learners, typically from 5:00-7:30 PM. Electives may be taken on campus or online.

Coursework

Obtaining dual Master’s degrees requires that you designate one of the programs as your primary degree, then you may count up to nine courses towards the other.

(Primary Degree: Learning Design and Technology): Of the 33 credits required for this MEd, LIS counts 9 credits at the 600 level. Therefore only 30 LIS credits for the MLISc are needed instead of 39, for a total of 63 credits for both degrees.

(Primary degree: MLISc): Of the 39 credits required for the MLISc, the Department of Educational Technology accepts 9 credits from the following so the MEd requires 24 LTEC credits. Therefore, a total of 63 credits is required to obtain the combined MEd LTEC & LISc degree, rather than 72 credits if obtained separately.

See the Library & Information Science website for more information on the dual degree and list of courses that count in the dual program.

Tuition & Funding

The tuition rates for Fall 2019 are $663 per credit for residents and $1558 per credit for non-residents. Students enrolled in an online program will only be assessed for resident tuition regardless of their residence in a different state or country. See the “Graduate General & Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified” heading on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

See the following sites for funding information:

Faculty & Virtual Tours

Our faculty and staff will provide you with guidance and resources to support your success from beginning to end. You will receive a dedicated faculty advisor to partner with you on your journey.

LTEC provides virtual tours to prospective students, see our virtual tour schedule.

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