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MS Degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning

The online Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) is intended to prepare students for careers in the areas of instructional design, training and development, e-learning, workplace performance improvement, organizational development, program evaluation, and performance consulting. See the application procedure and course fees.

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Spring 2022
Application Due Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Spring 2022 Class Start Date: Monday, January 10, 2022

OPWL MS Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
Effective Fall 2020
Credits
Core Credits
OPWL 529 Needs Assessment
PREREQ: OPWL 536
4
OPWL 530 Evaluation
PREREQ: OPWL 536
4
OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4
OPWL 536 Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning4
OPWL 537 Instructional Design
PREREQ: OPWL 535 and OPWL 536
4
OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement
PREREQ: OPWL 536, and OPWL 529 or OPWL 530
4
Total Core Credits24
Thesis Option
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations
PREREQ: OPWL 536 or PERM/INST
3
OPWL 506 Survey Design and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 507 Interviews and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 508 Data Visualization, 1-credit
3
OPWL 593 Thesis (Oral defense required)6
Portfolio Option
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations
PREREQ: OPWL 536 or PERM/INST
OR
OPWL 506 Survey Design and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 507 Interviews and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 508 Data Visualization, 1-credit
3
Electives8
OPWL 592 Portfolio (Oral Defense required)1
Total Thesis or Portfolio Option Credits12
Total36

Electives

Appropriate electives should be selected by the student and his/her advisor based on an evaluation of the student’s educational and professional goals.

ElectivesCredits
OPWL 516 Foundations of Professional Development1
OPWL 523 E-Learning Authoring and Development
(PRE/COREQ: OPWL 536)
3
OPWL 525 E-Learning Content Design and Learning Management Systems
PRE/COREQ: OPWL 536
3
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations
PREREQ: OPWL 536 or PERM/INST
3
OPWL 547 Learning Experience Design
PREREQ: OPWL 537 or PERM/INST
3
OPWL 550 Blended Learning for Performance Improvement
PRE/COREQ: OPWL 536
3
OPWL 551 Storyboarding and Scenario-Based E-Learning
PRE/COREQ: OPWL 536
3
OPWL 570 Organizational Culture and Leadership2
OPWL 577 Change Management
PRE/COREQ: OPWL 536
3
OPWL 578 Performance Impact Beyond the Organization
PRE/COREQ: OPWL 536
3
OPWL 585 Selected Topics: Thinking in Systems1
OPWL 586 Selected Topics: Professional Ethics1
OPWL 587 Selected Topics: Evidence Based Practice1
OPWL 588 Selected Topics: Library Skills for Research1
OPWL 589 Selected Topics: Virtual Teams1
OPWL 590 Practicum/Internshipvariable
OPWL 593 Thesis (Oral defense required)6
OPWL 595 Readings and Conferencevariable
OPWL 596 Independent Studyvariable