School of Education

Master of Science in Instructional Design & Performance Technology


School of Education

Intellectual & Innovative


Learn how to create quality learning solutions that promote intellectual, professional, and personal development.

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The online MS in IDPT program prepares students to plan, develop, and manage instructional materials and their emerging technologies, particularly in the growing field of online learning and training.

Based on competencies from the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction, Baker developed the curriculum with input from an advisory panel with a wide range of backgrounds, including 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.

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As a Baker grad, you’ve built the foundation for an excellent career. Keep that momentum going by earning your MAEd, MS-IDPT, MSSL, MSSA, or MSSE degree at Baker. You’re eligible for a 10% alumni tuition discount!
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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,

Requirements and Curriculum

Admission Requirements


Graduation Requirements

Transfer of Credit


What makes the Baker Ed.D. in IDPT program distinctive is that it unites instructional design and technology (the design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of learning) with human performance technology (the systematic approach to improving individual and organizational performance).
Most programs concentrate on one or the other. By combining these two fields into an Ed.D. degree, candidates will come away with the knowledge and unique set of skills necessary to lead and direct the future training and performance needs of their organizations in the corporate, military, health care, and government sectors, and in PK-12 education and higher education.

Dr. Marc Childress | Vice President for Academic Affairs

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

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.



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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