Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
Educating the 21st-century workforce in instructional design, e-learning, training, learning and development, human resources development, performance improvement and consulting.
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Next Application Deadline: April 1
The application deadline for the spring semester has passed. Apply now to start classes in May.
Admission to Boise State’s Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program is offered every spring, summer and fall semester. All application materials must be received by the deadline to be considered for the program. You must apply separately for admission to Boise State University.
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100% Online Coursework
You have access to your learning materials 24/7 via the Canvas learning management system. You can complete your assignments asynchronously, anytime, from anywhere.
Committed and Caring Faculty
Our faculty are experts and leaders in the field and committed to providing personalized instruction and support to ensure your success from the first semester to graduation.
Our students often say, “I learned something new from my class yesterday, and I was able to apply it in my workplace today!” Become a valuable asset to your organization.
Robust Community of Practice
Our highly interactive online courses enable you to build a strong network with other professionals, sharing knowledge and job opportunities with each other!
In addition to your online classroom learning, you can join our faculty’s research labs to work on real-world research and development projects and applications.
From each course, you will generate portfolio-worthy course assignments, which you can use to develop your portfolio website as a culminating activity.
Danielle Patterson, Class of 2020
“I entered the instructional design adult learning work space and made the transition from teacher to instructional designer. I’m so thankful for the OPWL program and am happy to have made the career transition.”
Jacob Connley, Class of 2021
“I worked in employee development for several years but lacked formal education in this subject. I was introduced to the OPWL program, and within the first semester, I discovered how valuable it was. The research and service-learning-based coursework gave me tools and experiences that I could apply immediately in my career, and because of this, I was promoted to the Learning and Development Manager for my company.”
Roberta Dombrowski, Class of 2019
“I was hired for my position as a product manager because of my expertise in digital learning and focus on solving problems; both of these things were strengthened during my time in the OPWL program.”