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M.S. in Education: Information Technology

What will I pay for MSEd: Information Technology program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your MS in ED: Information Technology budget.

Tuition:

The MS in Ed: Information Technology program requires 45 total credits.

Starting fall term 2018, tuition for online courses will be $493 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit resident rate, $657 starting fall 2018. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $139.00 health service fee.

You can take all/most of your courses online, which lends itself to fewer fees. Students who are taking only online courses will not be charged campus fees but may be charged fees related to that course (such as for materials or supplies).

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.

Fees:

A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students. You can also check the Financial Aid Checklist for Graduate Students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

Graduate Student Assistant Positions are a form of student employment, earning a compensation package including both salary and tuition remission for the performance of research or teaching services to the University as part of a student’s academic and professional training and development. More information is available on our Graduate Assistant page.

Apply for Fall 2019 positions (deadline April 1, 2019)

Graduate Student Lottery Scholarship:

Apply today for an opportunity to receive a minimum of $1000 and a maximum of $2500 per term for the academic year. Recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled in at least 9 credits during each term of support and maintain a 3.25 GPA. This scholarship can only be used by students taking graduate coursework from Western Oregon University.  Scholarships will be awarded by Graduate Programs in a competitive process.  Failure to maintain minimum standards of progress stated above will lead to forfeiture of the scholarship. This scholarship is non-renewable.

Software purchases:

Students in the MSEd: Information Technology program will likely need to have access to the Microsoft Office suite (or similar) and may find it useful to purchase additional software used in various courses within the program. Before purchasing any software, we recommend talking with your advisor and/or course instructor to determine if the purchase would be beneficial. The link below provides WOU students with information regarding education discounts for various software titles.

http://www.wou.edu/ucs/discounts.php

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"The MSEd Information Technology program at Western Oregon University continues to open doors for me. Because of the skills and theory I learned in the program, I was offered a job as an instructional designer before graduation. Masters level programs are only as good as their faculty, and I have found WOU faculty to be responsive and approachable. Their encouragement has resulted in multiple conference presentations, a strong portfolio, and solid relationships with my colleagues. If I were a student who was solely focused on the quality of instruction I would receive, my goal would be met. As a student who wants to be competitive in my field, I have found faculty support and instruction that continues to stretch me to become a true professional."

Tamara Mitchell-Alumni

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

"The MSEd: Info Tech program at WOU was just what I needed to help me shift my career. The program covered a broad range of educational theory, technology, and design principles. I appreciated that while it focused on leveraging technology for educational purposes, it also promoted mindfulness about what we do- not just technology for technology. The asynchronous, online nature of it was convenient, and now that I’m working with online programs, I really value having had the experience of being an online student. The faculty were highly engaged and my fellow students brought a lot of real world experience into the class discussions. I’d recommend this program for anyone interested in the ways technology can be used in education."

Brain Daigle-Alumni

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

"The M.S. in Education at WOU gave me a solid grounding in theory and practice that I could put to use immediately in my classroom, along with scholarly skills I use now as I pursue my doctorate. It also connected me to other education professionals, opening doors for conversation and development around the state. The program allowed me to focus on my own interests but also introduced me to philosophies and tools I hadn't yet explored, in a constructive environment where meaningful discovery and scholarly growth was encouraged. Our classrooms felt like open conversations, not just point-and-click assignment destinations. I continue to value the knowledge and connections I built there."

Jennifer Kepka-Alumni

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

Danielle Ambrose is the current University Registrar at California State University in Sacramento. "While the MS Ed: Info Tech program is geared towards teachers I found, as an Administrator in Higher Education, it provided me with many useful tools and skills that I can apply to what I do as an administrator. I have used what I have learned in the program to develop online training modules, created websites to assist in the facilitation and management of projects, and design engaging and effective methods of delivering information. I have discovered alternative ways to document and maintain policies and procedures to improve access to information and communication within my department. In addition, the program faculty are wonderful to work with and since I could take most of my classes online it worked perfectly with my busy schedule."

Danielle Ambrose '15

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology

"When I decided to get my Master's after an 11 year hiatus, I knew it had to be a program offered entirely online. Between a full time job and full time family, I had not other option. Not only that, but the education had to also be relevant-more than just a piece of paper. I'm happy to say that the MS ED: Info Tech program offered exactly that. I believe in using the natural talents and abilities that God has given us. For me, one of those abilities lies in technology. But how to use it? Well, WOU helped me to apply it. Before graduating from WOU, I was offered a position at Corban University where I get to combine my natural tech savvy with my newfound knowledge in education to help create high quality online courses. It's my dream job!"

Dan Rapoza '12

MS in ED: Information Technology

"The MSEd Information Technology program at WOU has helped me achieve a high level of professional development while maintaining a schedule flexible enough to work at the same time. I’ve gained valuable skill sets in instructional design, online education, research methods, and technological tools that helped enrich the curriculum and learning for all of my students."

Amy Keithley '15

M.S. in Ed. Information Technology