Credits required
20 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 20 quarter credits are equal to 13.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design – Online


Bottom-line driven companies and budget-conscious nonprofits expect measurable outcomes for their training dollars. Oregon State’s online instructional design graduate certificate offers you the skills to add value to any organization by elevating the effectiveness of its educational programs.

Instructional designers work anywhere learning or training occurs including in the corporate, nonprofit, academic and government sectors. Whether you design, develop or deliver instruction, a career in instructional design is diverse, fun and dynamic.

By earning this certificate, you’ll gain an edge over others in fields such as higher education, health care and technology by acquiring the skills to implement learning tactics and instructional strategies.

Job market outlook

Make a well-informed decision on which degree to pursue online by using the following live job market information from public and private data sources.

A rising need for instructional designers

Instructional designers are in high demand, and this certificate will prepare you for a variety of opportunities to develop and deliver education or training in online, hybrid and face-to-face formats.

A recent market analysis revealed that employer demand for bachelor’s-level instructional design professionals increased 18% nationwide from 2013 to 2017. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also cites a “much faster than average” national growth rate for training and development specialists between now and 2029.

Tap into OSU’s career services

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to Oregon State’s Career Development Center, which provides valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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