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2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Learning Design and Technology

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OFFICE: Adams Humanities 3105
TELEPHONE: 619-594-3878
E-MAIL: ldt@sdsu.edu
WEBSITE: http://ldt.sdsu.edu


Graduate Admissions and Graduate Advisor: Wang, Minjuan, Professor of Learning Design and Technology (B.A., Peking/Beijing University; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia)

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty:

Bober-Michel, Marcie, Professor of Learning Design and Technology (B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., San Diego State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University)


Frazee, Rebecca V., Ed.D., Learning Design and Technology

Jorgensen, Kevin, M.A., Learning Design and Technology

Lucas, Gail A., M.A., Learning Design and Technology

McDowell, Dan, M.A., Learning Design and Technology

White, Kevin, M.A., Learning Design and Technology


Allen, Brockenbrough S., Ph.D., 1982-2008, Professor of Educational Technology

Anthony, Sally M., Ed.D., 1965-1990, Professor of Educational Technology

Dodge, Bernard J., Ph.D., 1980-2019, Professor of Learning Design and Technology

Harrison, Patrick J., Ph.D., 1970-2000, Professor of Educational Technology

Hoffman, Robert P., Ph.D., 1995-2013, Associate Professor of Educational Technology

Mathison, Carla S., Ph.D., 1983-2013, Professor of Educational Technology

McAllister, R. Wayne, M.A., 1966-1983, Assistant Professor of Educational Technology and Librarianship

Ritchie, Donn C., Ph.D., 1990-2008, Professor of Educational Technology

Rossett, Allison, Ed.D., 1977-2007, Professor of Educational Technology

Saba, Farhad, Ph.D., 1984-2009, Professor of Educational Technology

Graduate Information

General Information

The Master of Arts degree in Learning Design and Technology (LDT) enables students to prepare for careers as e-learning practitioners, instructional designers, corporate trainers, performance technologists, and technology coordinators. State-of-the-art coursework and internships in agencies, companies, and schools prepare candidates to analyze performance problems or opportunities, as well as design, develop, implement, and evaluate instructional strategies and products. Students graduate with rich experience in design and development projects from local and global organizations. Contact the program’s graduate adviser for additional information.

Admission to Graduate Study

In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the university with classified graduate standing as described in Admission and Registration , students applying for admission to the Master of Arts degree in Learning Design and Technology are evaluated according to the following criteria:

Minimum grade point average of 2.85 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted. This calculation may not include lower division courses taken after award of a baccalaureate degree.

Students applying for admission should electronically submit the university application available at http://www.calstate.edu/apply along with the application fee by March 1.

All applicants must submit admissions materials separately to the Learning Design and Technology program (through Interfolio) by May 1.

Graduate Admissions

The following materials should be submitted by March 1 as a complete package directly to:

Graduate Admissions
Enrollment Services
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7416

  1. Official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all postsecondary institutions attended;

    • Students who attended SDSU need only submit transcripts for work completed since last attendance.
    • Students with international coursework must submit both the official transcript and proof of degree. If documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  2. English language score, if medium of instruction was in a language other than English (http://www.ets.org SDSU institution code 4682).
  3. Complete the supplemental program application electronically via Interfolio. Current link will be posted on the program website (ldt.sdsu.edu). The Cal State Apply application must be completed prior to the supplemental application. NOTE: The version of Interfolio used for the program application is called Faculty Search.


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