The Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning is designed to prepare individuals for careers in instructional design, performance technology, training and development, training management, workplace e-learning, human resources, organizational development, and performance consulting. The program helps individuals acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills required to identify, analyze, and solve a variety of human and organizational performance problems in settings such as business and industry, the military, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. In this program, students learn to how to think strategically and design interventions that will address all of the factors required to achieve desired results.
A student may be simultaneously enrolled in the Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program and one of the certificates offered in the OPWL Department with approval from the OPWL Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate College. A student who is not enrolled in the Master of Science in OPWL program may be simultaneously enrolled in two of the graduate certificate programs with approval from the OPWL Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate College. Simultaneous enrollment in more than two graduate programs is prohibited.
Please note that admission to a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the degree program and vice versa. Credits earned in an OPWL certificate program may be applied to the Master of Science degree in OPWL.
- Apply to the Graduate College and pay the one-time only application fee. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
- Satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College, including a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate credits or a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credits of undergraduate course work. All course work must be verified by official transcripts. If a person fails to meet the GPA requirement, that person may submit a petition to the OPWL Graduate Coordinator.
- Upload a resume and statement of purpose.
The statement of purpose should contain the following:
- Heading that includes your name, email address, telephone and the program(s) to
which you are applying.
- 500 – 1,000 words
- Must address your career goals and how the course work for the program or
programs to which you are applying will help you attain those goals.
- Must explain the strategies you will use to be successful in graduate study.
- Must meet the evaluation criteria listed .
Virtual Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are open to any individual who has been fully admitted to the OPWL master’s degree program regardless of their location. An OPWL GA is not required to relocate to Boise to fulfill the duties of the position. Virtual assistantships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters only. Half-time virtual GA positions are available. http://opwl.boisestate.edu/current-students/graduate-assistantships-virtual
Application and Materials Deadlines
Please contact the Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning Department.