2024-2025 CATALOG

The Academic Catalog is the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies and degree requirements for Loyola University Chicago. It is published every year in advance of the next academic year.

Instructional Design (MPS)

For educational enterprises as well as corporations, the need for those who can design effective and innovative learning experiences has never been greater, especially as online education and training becomes more prevalent in contemporary society.

A fully online and application-oriented degree, the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Instructional Design at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) prepares students to become generalist instructional designers equipped to work in a variety of fields and professional settings.

The program offers students a sturdy foundation in instructional design as well as the tools and perspectives needed for flexible career paths and continuing professional development in the field. Rather than a focus on a narrower area of specialization within the field, our Instructional Design program provides a breadth of foundational knowledge and skills in different areas. As a result, you will be well positioned to work with technical specialists and subject matter experts and prepared to develop more specialized interests as you advance in your career.

Students who have earned their Foundations of Instructional Design Certificate or Professional Certificate in Instructional Design at SCPS can get a jumpstart on their MPS in Instructional Design, too, as both certificates can be applied toward degree requirements.