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Plans of Study

Below are typical course sequence plans that students in our program have followed and successfully completed their study. After being admitted to the program, you will have a meeting with your academic advisor to map out a course sequence that best matches your needs and workload.

Notes:
Each of the plans are financial aid eligible with the exception of the one course a semester plans
1 year = three semesters (fall, spring and summer)

8 Semester Plan (2.5 years)


  • Fall Start - 8 semester plan
    Using Financial Aid
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    5
    Semester 3 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    3
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 585 Thinking in Systems1 - elective
    5
    Semester 5 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 586 Professional Ethics1 - elective
    5
    Semester 6 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development
    (or any 3-credit OPWL elective)
    3 - elective
    3
    Semester 7 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 587 Evidence Based Practice1 - elective
    5
    Semester 8 - Spring
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5
  • Spring Start - 8 semester plan
    Using Financial Aid (with one summer off)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    3
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 585 Thinking in Systems1 - elective
    5
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    5
    Semester 5 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development
    (or any 3-credit OPWL elective)
    3 - elective
    3
    Semester 6 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 587 Evidence Based Practice1 - elective
    5
    Semester 7 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 586 Professional Ethics1 - elective
    5
    Semester 8 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5
  • Summer Start - 8 semester plan
    Using Financial Aid
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Summer
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 585 Thinking in Systems1 - elective
    5
    Semester 3 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    5
    Semester 4 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    3
    Semester 5 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 587 Evidence Based Practice1 - elective
    5
    Semester 6 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 586 Professional Ethics1 - elective
    5
    Semester 7 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development
    (or any 3-credit OPWL elective)
    3 - elective
    3
    Semester 8 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5

6 Semester Plan (2 Years)


  • Fall Start - 6 semester plan
    Total Credits37
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    8
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design3 - elective
    7
    Semester 3 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    OPWL 577 Change Management3 - elective
    6
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    7
    Semester 5 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Summer
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1
  • Spring Start - 6 semester plan
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    8
    Semester 2 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    OPWL 588 Library Skills1 - elective
    4
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    8
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    5
    Semester 5 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices3 - elective
    6
    Semester 6 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5
  • Summer Start - 6 semester plan
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Summer
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    7
    Semester 3 - Spring
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    5
    Semester 4 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices3 - elective
    6
    Semester 5 - Fall
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Spring
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5

4 Semester Plan (1.5 Years)


  • Fall Start - 4 semester plan
    Full-time study (1.5 years)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library skills for Research1 - elective
    9
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    9
    Semester 3 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    OPWL 577 Change Management3 - elective
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    9
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    9
  • Spring Start - 4 semester plan
    Full-time study (1.5 years)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library skills for Research1 - elective
    9
    Semester 2 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research3 - research
    OPWL 577 Change Management3 - elective
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    9
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 587 Evidence Based Practice1 - elective
    9
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    9

MS + WIDe (6 semesters)


  • Fall Start - MS + WIDe
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 589 Virtual Teams1 - elective
    5
    Semester 3 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices3 - elective
    6
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design
    (WIDe Done)
    4 - required
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    8
    Semester 5 - Spring
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations3 - research
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    4
  • Spring Start - MS + WIDe
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits38
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices3 - elective
    6
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    7
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design
    (WIDe Done)
    4 - required
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    8
    Semester 5 - Summer
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Fall
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    4
  • Summer Start - MS + WIDe
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits37
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Summer
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design3 - elective
    7
    Semester 2 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    7
    Semester 3 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    8
    Semester 4 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Orgs4 - research
    OPWL 597 Organizational Culture & Alignment2 - elective
    6
    Semester 5 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Spring
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1

MS + WPI (6-7 semesters)


  • Fall Start - MS + WPI
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 586 Professional Ethics1 - elective
    5
    Semester 3 - Summer
    OPWL 578 Designing Sustainable Orgs3 - elective
    3
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    8
    Semester 5 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 577 Change Management3 - elective
    7
    Semester 6 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations3 - research
    3
    Semester 7 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5
  • Spring Start - MS + WPI
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Summer
    OPWL 578 Designing Sustainable Orgs3 - elective
    3
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 585 Thinking in Systems1 - elective
    5
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 577 Change Management3 - elective
    7
    Semester 5 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations3 - research
    3
    Semester 6 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    8
    Semester 7 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5
  • Summer Start - MS + WPI
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Summer
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 588 Library Skills in Research1 - elective
    5
    Semester 2 - Fall
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 585 Thinking in Systems1 - elective
    5
    Semester 3 - Spring
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 577 Change Management3 - elective
    7
    Semester 4 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Organizations3 - research
    OPWL 578 Designing Sustainable Orgs3 - elective
    6
    Semester 5 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5

MS + WELPS (7 semesters)


  • Fall Start - MS + WELPS
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits40
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    7
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices3 - elective
    OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design3 - elective
    6
    Semester 3 - Summer
    OPWL 550 Blended Learning for PI
    (WELPS done)
    3 - elective
    3
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    8
    Semester 5 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    3
    Semester 7 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    5
  • Spring Start - MS + WELPS
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total Credits40
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design3 - elective
    7
    Semester 2 - Summer
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices3 - elective
    6
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    OPWL 550 Blended Learning for PI
    (WELPS done)
    3 - elective
    7
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    8
    Semester 5 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    3
    Semester 6 - Fall
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    8
    Semester 7 - Spring
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1
  • Summer Start - MS + WELPS
    (Using Financial Aid)
    Total credits40
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Summer
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    OPWL 551 E-Learning Content Design3 - elective
    7
    Semester 2 - Fall
    OPWL 523 Rapid E-Learning Development3 - elective
    OPWL 550 Blended Learning for Performance Improvement3 - elective
    6
    Semester 3 - Spring
    OPWL 525 E-Learning Principles & Practices
    (WELPS done)
    3 - elective
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    7
    Semester 4 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    3
    Semester 5 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    8
    Semester 6 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    8
    Semester 7 - Summer
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1

MS - One Course per Semester (11 semesters)


  • Fall Start - MS
    1 course per semester
    Total credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Fall
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    4
    Semester 2 - Spring
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    4
    Semester 3 - Summer
    531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    3
    Semester 4 - Fall
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    4
    Semester 5 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    4
    Semester 6 - Summer
    OPWL 5XX3 - elective
    3
    Semester 7 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    4
    Semester 8 - Spring
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    4
    Semester 9 - Summer
    OPWL 5XX3 - elective
    3
    Semester 10 - Fall
    OPWL 5XX2 - elective
    2
    Semester 11 - Spring
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1
  • Spring Start - MS
    1 course per semester
    Total credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Spring
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    4
    Semester 2 - Summer
    531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    3
    Semester 3 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    4
    Semester 4 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    4
    Semester 5 - Summer
    OPWL 5XX3 - elective
    3
    Semester 6 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    4
    Semester 7 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    4
    Semester 8 - Summer
    OPWL 5XX3 - elective
    3
    Semester 9 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    4
    Semester 10 - Spring
    OPWL 5XX2 - elective
    2
    Semester 11 - Summer
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1
  • Summer Start - MS
    1 course per semester
    Total credits36
    CreditsTotal Semester Credits
    Semester 1 - Summer
    OPWL 536 Foundations of OPWL4 - required
    4
    Semester 2 - Fall
    OPWL 535 Principles of Adult Learning4 - required
    4
    Semester 3 - Spring
    OPWL 537 Instructional Design4 - required
    4
    Semester 4 - Summer
    OPWL 531 Quantitative Research in Orgs3 - research
    3
    Semester 5 - Fall
    OPWL 529 Needs Assessment4 - required
    4
    Semester 6 - Spring
    OPWL 530 Evaluation4 - required
    4
    Semester 7 - Summer
    OPWL 5XX3 - elective
    3
    Semester 8 - Fall
    OPWL 560 Workplace Performance Improvement4 - required
    4
    Semester 9 - Spring
    OPWL 5XX3 - elective
    3
    Semester 10 - Summer
    OPWL 5XX2 - elective
    2
    Semester 11 - Fall
    OPWL 592 Portfolio1 - culminating activity
    1