M.S. Degree in Learning Technologies & Media Systems



Emerging technologies are dramatically redefining the learning experience. Constant innovation continues to introduce new opportunities to enhance the delivery of teaching, training, collaboration and assessment. Education, business, and government are rapidly embracing the benefits of new learning technologies to:

  • improve learner achievement
  • actively engage learners
  • manage and distribute educational opportunities
  • facilitate collaboration
  • and generate innovative solutions

Learning technologies have expanded beyond the use of a learning management system and web-based learning to encompass a range of technologies and opportunities.

About the LTMS Program Master’s Degree
The Learning Technologies & Media Systems Master of Science (LTMS) at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a part-time or full-time 36 semester-hour program that provides students with leading edge approaches and skills to help them apply existing and emerging learning technologies in a variety of learning environments. The innovative, applied learning technologies program provides you with immediate career benefits while preparing you for projected industry needs.

The program provides you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Analyze performance improvement opportunities to determine appropriate solutions.
  • Create engaging learning solutions to improve performance.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of learning solutions.
  • Play a role as a thought leader in the integration of technology to improve learning and performance.

LTMS degree students must complete the following core courses:

  • LTMS 500: Macro Instructional Design –
    What’s the process for creating media-based instruction?
  • LTMS 510: Learning Technologies and Solutions –
    What are all of the technology options available?
  • LTMS 514: Media Selection, Design and Production –
    How do I create and use media for instruction?
  • LTMS 518: eLearning Development –
    How do I create interactive media?
  • LTMS 525: Learning Theories & Instructional Strategies –
    How do humans learn?

Please browse the program information below for more on LTMS program requirements, course descriptions, recommended sequences and concentrations, and to learn about careers. Additionally, please refer to the Academic Catalog for further details about Graduate Studies at the University.

LTMS Course Listings

The opportunities in learning technologies are vast. Many professionals are generalists in the field and you can choose to select a more general approach to your LTMS degree through an open elective structure. As the profession evolves and new techniques and technologies create new opportunities, there are benefits to developing your skills in a concentrated area. The Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) program offers a number of concentrations that allow you to focus your elective coursework on a specific career outcome. You also have the option of not declaring a concentration and working this out individually with your advisor.

Instructional Design:

  • LTMS 520 – Learning Evaluation & Assessment (3)
  • LTMS 614 – Social Learning in the Organization (3)
  • LTMS 635 – eLearning Authoring Systems (3)
  • LTMS 636 – Micro Instructional Design (3)
  • LTMS 609 – Synchronous Facilitation (3)
  • LTMS 645 – Visual Representation for Learning and Communication (3)

Instructional Development:

  • LTMS 611 – Extensible Languages for Development (3)
  • LTMS 619 – Enterprise Applications for eLearning (3)
  • LTMS 625 – Learning Management & Content Management Systems (3)
  • LTMS 635 – eLearning Authoring Systems (3)
  • LTMS 680 – Advanced eLearning Development (3)

Games and Simulations:

  • LTMS 531 – Designing Games & Simulations (3)
  • LTMS 532 – Developing Games & Simulations (3)
  • LTMS 533 – 3D Modeling & Design (3)
  • LTMS 534 – Development for Virtual Worlds (3)
  • LTMS 611 – Extensible Languages for Development (3)

Integration and Leadership:

  • PMGT 510 – Principles of Project Management (3)
  • LTMS 612 – Integrating Learning Technologies with HR Functions (3)
  • LTMS 530 – Managing Technology Resources (3)
  • LTMS 602 – Learning Technology Evaluation, Selection and Implementation (3)
  • LTMS 520 – Learning Evaluation and Assessment (3)
  • LTMS 625 – Learning Management & Content Management Systems (3)
  • LTMS 613 – Data Protection in Learning Solutions

Pennsylvania Department of Education Instructional Certificate Program in Instructional Technology K – 12

The 24-semester hour graduate program in Instructional Technology prepares the student for the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s instructional certificate in instructional technology K – 12.  A student may complete this program as a non-degree graduate student or as a Master of Science degree-seeking student.


Complete all of the following courses – 24 semester hours:

LTMS 500        Macro Instructional Design                                                        (3)

LTMS 510        Learning Technologies and Solutions                                          (3)

LTMS 514        Media, Selection, Design and Production                                     (3)

LTMS 518        eLearning Development                                                             (3)

LTMS 525        Learning Theories and Instructional Strategies                             (3)

LTMS 530        Managing Technology Resources                                                            (3)

LTMS 615        Coordinating the Learning Technology Infrastructure                  (3)

LTMS 697        LTMS ePortfolio                                                                       (0)

LTMS 698        Learning Technologies Internship                                              (3)

Certificate in Instructional Design from Harrisburg University

This 15-semester hour graduate certificate program in Instructional Design prepares the student with the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to succeed in a career in the training industry.  A student may complete this program as a non-degree graduate student or as a Master of Science degree-seeking student.


Complete all of the following courses – 15 semester hours:

LTMS 500        Macro Instructional Design                                            (3)

LTMS 518        eLearning Development                                                 (3)

LTMS 531        Designing Games and Simulations                                 (3)

LTMS 520        Learning Evaluation and Assessment                              (3)

LTMS 525        Learning Theories and Instructional Strategies

Or                                                                                            (3)

LTMS 540        The Instructional Designer as Entrepreneur

Graduate Admissions Requirements for Non-International Graduate Students

Each applicant’s candidacy will be evaluated once all admissions materials have been received.

The graduate admission process for non-international students requires the candidate to:

  • complete the application online at HarrisburgU.edu/Apply;
  • submit final official undergraduate transcript(s) from the college or university at which a baccalaureate degree was conferred, and any other institution of higher education attended (whether or not academic credit was earned);
  • submit a personal goal statement including:
  • future goals: identify career/professional goals; and,
  • leadership or group contributions: describe examples of leadership experience in which you have significantly influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  • submit a hard copy resume or by email to Admissions@HarrisburgU.edu.The University does not require the GRE/GMAT.

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