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Ed.S. in Instructional Technology: Technology Applications Concentration for Non P-12 School Personnel

  • Total Credit Hours: 30
  • Degree Format: Online


The Ed.S. in Instructional Technology with a Technology Applications concentration for non-P12-school-based professionals offers an interactive, online educational model designed to work around busy schedules in a variety of fields. Our commitment to guide students to practically apply the tenets of IT theories, to integrate research and practice in the field, and to develop competency in project management, instructional design, and technology tools opens the opportunity for graduates to be technology coaches, coordinators, or instructional technologists in a variety of contexts: business, industry, government, the military, health fields, and higher education. Join us online at VSU and be among those who can say, “The skills I developed in evaluating technology in this program are utilized continuously in my career. I am seen as a leader in the use of our technology resources.”

Cost and Length of Program

The prescribed Ed.S. in Instructional Technology: Technology Applications concentration course sequence will allow you to complete the course requirements of the program within 5 semesters. Based on completing 30 course hours, the estimated cost of the program is *$8,790 not including standard University fees, some of which are waived for online students. We encourage you to compare our cost with any other institution. We think you will be pleasantly surprised to see what a great value VSU is.

*Cost estimation based on Fall 2016 rates.

Admissions Requirements

Required Documents Admission Requirements
Online Graduate Application
  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online
One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).
(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School.
  • Must hold a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted graduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
Graduate Record Exam or Miller Analogies Test

If your Graduate GPA (GGPA) is 3.0 or higher, GRE or MAT scores may be submitted if available, but are not required. If your GGPA is below 3.0, test scores are recommended.

Recommended minimum GRE scores are as follows:

  • Verbal score of 400 (if taken before July 2011) or 146 (if taken July 2011 or later)
  • Quantitative score of 450 (if taken before July 2011) or 142 (if taken July 2011 or later)
  • Analytical Writing score of 3.5
Recommended minimum MAT score: 390

GRE and MAT scores are only one of the factors considered in admissions decisions. These test scores are not the sole criteria for admission. 

Ed.S. IT Essay
Submit the 1500 word Ed.S. IT Essay.
VSU Medical Form
  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to ensure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.


Exit Requirements

  1. Students must complete an application for graduation one semester prior to their expected graduation date. Application will be mailed via USPS by your advisor, but student is responsible for contacting advisor with up to date mailing address.
  2. A 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. No grade below a “C” will be credited toward the degree. No more than 2 grades of “C” will be accepted toward the minimum GPA.
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