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School of Education

Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology

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School of Education

Intellectual & Innovative


Enter the growing field of online learning and training. Our unique program unites instructional design with human performance technology and is perfect if you are responsible for online learning and training—or want to be.

Tell Me More

The online MS in IDPT program prepares you to plan, develop, and manage instructional materials and their emerging technologies.

Based on competencies from the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction, we developed the curriculum with input from company presidents and CEOs, instructional design professionals, performance improvement consultants, project managers, multimedia learning specialists, e-learning developers, software engineers, and scholars in the field.

Classes are held online, and the program can be completed in about two years.

Program Design

  • The online master’s program fits the demanding schedules of working professionals.

  • Each online course lasts seven weeks.

  • The program is delivered in our popular cohort model.

  • The program can be completed in two years.

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Instructional Design & Performance Technology Student Association

The IDPT Student Association offers a unique opportunity for networking and education beyond the curriculum through guest speakers, forums, and activities. These benefits are available to Baker IDPT students only.

Our Mission

  • Create opportunities for leadership development, learning, student engagement, and fostering of shared interests.
  • Provide opportunities for the enhancement of academic, professional, and service aspects of student life through participation in group programs and activities.


Membership is automatic and exclusively for students in Baker’s IDPT doctoral and master’s programs.

Visit the website for a calendar of upcoming events.

IDPT SA Website

For more information email IDPTSA@bakerU.edu.

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Exceptional Experience


Learn From The Best


All faculty are experienced professionals in instructional design, training, or human performance technology and bring diverse perspectives to each course.

Financial Aid

Baker graduate programs are approved for federal financial loan programs. Contact Financial Aid for further information.


The MS in IDPT program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission (312.263.0456, hlcommission.org).

Requirements and Curriculum

Admission Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Transfer of Credit


Instructional design and performance technology is a diverse, growing career field because organizations from the academic sector to health care to the military need skilled personnel to develop and improve training and educational programs.

Dr. Regena Aye | Assistant Professor of Education



1. What can I do with an MS in Instructional Design and Performance Technology?

2. Do I have to take the GRE?

3. How long will it take me to earn my MS in IDPT?

4. How much time must I commit to my courses to be a successful student? How many hours of homework per week?

5. What is the master’s project?

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Learn the ins and outs of what it will take to earn a degree from Baker University: program curriculum and structure. financial aid options, and the enrollment process. Do you have questions? This is the place for answers.

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