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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
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The Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design prepares educators, instructional designers, and human resource and training specialists in corporate, industry, and educational settings to design training, professional development, or other instructional materials.

The certificate provides an opportunity for study and professional training and development of the design and development skills necessary to become an instructional designer in varied fields. The certificate requires substantial independent thinking and emphasis is placed on the cultivation of scholarly attitudes and methods.

All courses are taught online and many will also be offered on a flexible schedule at the Orlando campus. The Instructional Design graduate certificate requires five courses (15 credit hours total).

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please note: Instructional Design Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at (407) 823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Career Opportunities

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