Dec 09, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Capital Development (Instructional Technology and Design) MS

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The Master of Science in Human Capital Development with and emphasis in Instructional Technology and Design provides students with a strong theoretical base and practical hands-on experience in the design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of leading-edge educational technologies. Human Capital Development with an emphasis in Instructional Technology and Design is a rigorous program of study designed for individuals who wish to become dynamic and innovative leaders in the field of instructional technology and design. The goals of this program are designed to prepare professionals who will:

  • utilize current and emerging technology improving the teaching and learning processes,
  • develop a systematic approach to designing, developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating the integration of technology into instruction, and
  • respect diversity among individuals and ascribe to the highest level of ethical standards and practice in the field of instructional technology and design.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Admission Requirements and Procedures , the minimum standards for regular admission are as follows:

  1. An applicant must provide evidence, by official transcript, of a grade point average of at least 2.75 (figured on “A” equals 4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study.
  2. The applicant must have competitive official GRE, GMAT, Praxis, MCAT or LSAT scores (all sections) (<10 years old) submitted to Southern Miss. The applicant may be granted a waiver for standardized test scores if he or she can provide evidence of five or more years or relevant and progressive work experience, military experience, or distinguished performance/awards. Students whose native language is not English must meet the university’s minimum requirements of TOEFL or IELTS score.
  3. The applicant must submit current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) via the online application.
  4. The applicant must have at least three letters of recommendation submitted from persons (e.g. direct supervisors or academic faculty members) who are qualified to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate work.
  5. The applicant must submit a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) specifying areas of interest and career goals. The statement should address the following: reasons this graduate program was chosen, how the applicant plans to relate the specialty area to his or her education and experience, expected career benefits from this program, and any other matters that should be taken into consideration. The SOQ should be 2-3 pages, double-spaced.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

  1. Students must develop a degree plan to be approved by a faculty adviser and the Human Capital Development (ITD) coordinator prior to the completion of more that nine (9) hours of graduate work.
  2. Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours in graduate-level courses.
  3. Students must perform satisfactorily on a comprehensive examination that is required for graduation. This exam is normally administered during the final semester of graduate work.
  4. Students must complete a mastery project to be approved by a faculty adviser. This is usually completed in the final semester of graduate work.
  5. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all graduate courses completed.
  6. Please refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements section of the Bulletin.

See General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information  for other requirements and policies.

Course Requirements (30 hours)

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