Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing & Professional Studies

MPS in Instructional Design


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MPS in Instructional Design

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Instructional Design, a fully online and application-oriented degree, will prepare students to become generalist instructional designers who are equipped to work in a variety of fields and professional settings, including both education and business environments. The program provides a breadth of foundational knowledge and skills in different areas, rather than a focus on a narrower area of specialization within the field, preparing instructional designers to work with technical specialists as well as subject matter experts and allowing them to develop more specialized interests as they grow in their profession.

Although equally important to in-person and online learning, the need for instructional designers has increased in response to the growth of online learning within educational institutions and online training programs within the corporate world. We expect the focus on and interest in instructional design will continue as institutions and corporations integrate online learning more fully into their educational and training approaches.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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