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OPWL Programs

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The OPWL graduate programs help individuals acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills required to identify, analyze, and solve a variety of human organizational performance problems in diverse settings. In these programs, students learn how to think strategically and design interventions that will address all of the factors required to achieve the desired results.

Degree and Certificates Required # Credits of Coursework
A master of science degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning
(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.)
36
A graduate certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement (WPI)
(designed for individuals who wish to develop skills in diagnosing and solving performance problems in the workplace.)
18
A graduate certificate in Workplace E-Learning and Performance Support (WELPS)
(designed for individuals who wish to develop skills in developing and managing e-learning and performance support in the workplace)
16
A graduate certificate in Workplace Instructional Design (WIDe)
(emphasizes the knowledge and skills required to create instructional programs designed to improve employee productivity. )
18

For information on courses or programs that focus on technology integration in public or private school settings or educational agencies or organizations, please see the Department of Educational Technology.

OPWL Careers

OPWL students and graduates are working in various industries including the private sector, non-profit organizations, healthcare, government agencies, and the military. While or after earning the OPWL master’s degree or certificate, they are qualified to hold or seek jobs as:

 instructional designers  curriculum developers
 training managers  workforce development specialists
 technical writers  e-learning developers
 trainers  research analysts
 performance consultants  organizational development specialists
 project managers/directors  organizational development directors

See OPWL graduates’ testimonials, explaining their career advancement and job promotions largely due to earning the OPWL master’s degree.

A series of articles published in the Tales from the Field column in ISPI’s PerformanceXpress monthly newsletters also showcase OPWL students’ quality coursework.