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Master of Organizational Learning and Performance

2014-2015 Graduate Catalog

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Program Description

The Master of Organizational Learning and Performance (M.OLP) prepares professionals for human resource development, learning and development, performance improvement, and leadership roles. The M.OLP is a 30-credit online degree that can be completed in two years. Graduates of this program include managers and supervisors in a variety of work environments as well as organizational learning and development specialists and consultants. This program is designed to develop analytical thinkers that are able to work within organizations to design and develop strategic and systematic performance improvement interventions.

Course Content
  • Leadership and Supervision
  • Strategic Planning
  • Motivation and Employee Development
  • Performance Improvement
  • Organizational Development
  • Learning and Development
  • Change Management
  • Instructional Technology

Admissions

A. Admission Criteria

At the time of application, the applicant must specify the masters degree in Organizational Learning and Performance as the program area to which admission is requested. Should a student wish to change the requested program area, reapplication to the Office of Graduate Studies and to the new program area for admission is required.

The application packet, which includes the Graduate School application, official transcripts, evidence of Bachelor’s degree, GRE or MAT scores, and letter of intent, must be completed at least one month prior to the semester in which the student commences the program. Students who file incomplete applications or who do not meet all criteria for admission may be admitted with performance requirement stipulations, if the program area faculty approves.

Individuals applying for admission to the Master of Organizational Learning and Performance program must meet the following admission requirements:

  • The student must apply to, and meet all criteria for, admission to the Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited in the United States or its equivalent from a school in another country.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level.
  • The student must write a Statement of Intent for the Master of Organizational Learning and Performance.

No more than nine (9) credits of unclassified graduate study may be applied to the student’s current program of study. The student is responsible for meeting the requirements of, and being admitted to, the program as a classified student before taking coursework beyond the nine credits. The student is also responsible for meeting all conditions of performance (if any) in the time frame stipulated; failure to do so will result in a review of the student’s status by the program area faculty.

B. Notification of Admission

  1. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or rejection via a letter from the ISU Office of Graduate Studies.
  2. Applicants for admission to the Master's Program in Instructional Technology will also be notified of their acceptance or rejection via a letter from the College of Education - Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design. The acceptance notice will include a package of informational materials, as well as an advisor assignment.

Program of Study

Master of Organizational Learning & Performance

The Master of Organizational Learning and Performance (M.OLP) at Idaho State University prepares organizational learning and performance professionals for increasing management expertise in the human resource development (HRD) discipline principles and practices of learning and development (L&D), human performance improvement (HPI), and strategic planning. The curriculum and coursework in this 30-credit masters can be completed in two years. This flexible, student-centered online program develops leaders who can direct organizational learning and performance, strategic planning, and decision-making.

Major (12 Credits)
  • OLP 6601 – HRD Literature for the Practitioner Scholar 3 credits
  • OLP 6602 – Principles of HRD 3 credits
  • OLP 6621 – Theories of Adult Learning 3 credits
  • OLP 6661 – Performance Improvement 3 credits
HRD Studies Electives (12 Credits Minimum)

The MOLP degree offers several electives. Some of the more popular ones include:

  • OLP 5507 – Instructional Technology in HRD 3 credits
  • OLP 5509 – Professional Readings and Writing 3 credits
  • OLP 5510 – Principles of Change 3 credits
  • OLP 6603 – Psychology of Leadership 3 credits
  • OLP 6604 – Leadership Scholarship  3 credits
  • OLP 6633 – Needs Assessment and Evaluation  3 credits
  • OLP 6634 – Leadership of Learning, Development, and Change 3 credits
  • OLP 6636 – Strategic Planning and HRD 3 credits
RESEARCH AND PROGRAM OPTIONS

Option A - Thesis

  • OLP 6632 Research in Organizations 3 credits
  • EDUC 6610 Applied Educational Statistics 3 credits
  • OLP 6650 – Master’s Thesis 6 credits

Option B - Field Research Project

  • OLP 6632 – Research in Organizations 3 credits
  • OLP 6645 – Field Research Project in HRD 3 credits

Option C - Comprehensive Examination

  • OLP 6632 – Research in Organizations 3 credits
  • OLP 6644 – Written Comprehensive Exam  3 credits
  • Advisor-Approved Elective 3 credits

Master of Organizational Learning & Performance, PTE Emphasis

The Master of Organizational Learning and Performance with a Professional Technical Education emphasis (M.OLP-PTE) at Idaho State University prepares professional technical educators for leadership/administrator roles in career and technical education. The curriculum and coursework in this 30-credit masters can be completed in two years. This flexible, student-centered online program develops leaders who can design and direct programs, conduct strategic planning, make evidence-based decisions, and lead performance improvement initiatives.

Major (12 Credits)
  • OLP 6601 – HRD Literature for the Practitioner Scholar 3 credits
  • OLP 6602 – Principles of HRD 3 credits
  • OLP 6621 – Theories of Adult Learning 3 credits
  • OLP 6661 – Performance Improvement 3 credits
PTE Studies Electives (12 Credits Minimum)
  • PTE 5501 – Foundations of Professional Technical Education 3 credits
  • PTE 5502 – Occupational Analysis and Course Construction 3 credits
  • PTE 5503 – Methods of Teaching PTE 3 credits
  • PTE 5504 – Evaluation in Professional Technical Education 3 credits
  • PTE 5543 – Supervision and Organization of CTSOs  3 credits
  • PTE 5544 – Career Guidance and Special Needs 3 credits
  • PTE 5564 – PTE Instructional Facilities Management 3 credits
RESEARCH AND PROGRAM OPTIONS

Option A - Thesis

  • OLP 6632 Research in Organizations 3 credits
  • EDUC 6610 Applied Educational Statistics 3 credits
  • OLP 6650 – Master’s Thesis 6 credits

Option B - Field Research Project

  • OLP 6632 – Research in Organizations 3 credits
  • OLP 6645 – Field Research Project in HRD 3 credits

Option C - Comprehensive Examination

  • OLP 6632 – Research in Organizations 3 credits
  • OLP 6644 – Written Comprehensive Exam  3 credits
  • Advisor-Approved Elective 3 credits

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