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Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology online

How will a USC Rossier Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology online (LDT online) degree benefit your career? Learn more about how our program will prepare you for employment and see how some USC Rossier alumni are using their degrees.

Employment Preparation

The LDT online program prepares you for your career in instructional design. In addition to being a renowned program from a prominent university, the LDT online degree gives you formal expertise that you can apply in a variety of settings.

Check out these statistics about how USC Rossier prepares our alumni for employment:


of alums said their USC Rossier education prepared them to be more effective in their career


of alums said their studies at USC Rossier prepared them well for future employment


Less than 15% of alumni took more than six months to find a job after graduating from USC Rossier

Join a Growing Industry

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the career of instructional designer as one of the best jobs in America based on its strong employment prospects and good salary.

Projected Employment for Instructional Designers

Region Employment Percent Change Projected Annual Job Openings
United States
California 20,100 22,400 +11% 2,110

Career Services

USC Rossier’s Career Services website provides robust tools to help you navigate the employment process.

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Alumni Network

As a USC graduate, you join the Trojan Family and gain access to a variety of valuable benefits. Whether it’s assisting with your job search, connecting you with other alumni, or providing special offers, the USC alumni network supports you long after you graduate.

Learning Design and Technology Careers

LDT graduates will be prepared to design, develop, implement, and evaluate learning environments and outcomes for various formal (e.g., K-12 and higher education), non-formal (e.g., corporate, military, and government organizations) and informal settings (e.g., museums, science centers, and public spaces).

Potential jobs for graduates include:

  • Educational Program Designer
  • Learning Strategist
  • Instructional Design and Evaluation Specialist/Instructional Systems’ Designer
  • Performance Assessment Manager
  • Training Director/Manager
  • Director of Distance Learning
  • Education Coordinators and Directors in the following settings:
    • Museums
    • Science centers
    • Aquariums
    • After-school programs
    • Tutoring centers

Learning Design and Technology Alumni

Explore some of the current positions held by LDT online alumni. Click on a name to view the alumni’s LinkedIn profile.