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.

OPWL MS Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace LearningCredits
Core Credits
OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4
OPWL 530 Evaluation4
OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4
OPWL 536 Foundations of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning4
OPWL 537 Instructional Design4
OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4
Total Core Credits24
Thesis Option
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations3
OPWL 597 Special Topics: Survey Design and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 597 Special Topics: Interviews|Focus Groups and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 597 Special Topics: Data Visualization, 1-credit
3
OPWL 593 Thesis (Oral defense required)6
Portfolio Option
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations
OR
OPWL 597 Special Topics: Survey Design and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 597 Special Topics: Interviews|Focus Groups and Data Analysis, 1-credit
OPWL 597 Special Topics: 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 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3
OPWL 525 E-learning Principles and Practices3
OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations3
OPWL 547 Advanced Instructional Design for the Workplace3
OPWL 550 Blended Learning for Performance Improvement 3
OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design3
OPWL 577 Change Management3
OPWL 578 Performance Impact Beyond the Organization3
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