Instructional Design and Performance Improvement Program

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Instructional Design and Performance Improvement

In fall of 2015, the University of South Alabama College of Education and Professional Studies began offering a new completely online undergraduate program in Instructional Design and Performance Improvement (IDPI). If you choose this program, your skills will increase in technology, critical thinking and professional development in order to meet the demand for new graduates who can work collaboratively in team-based environments. You will engage in improving performance at the societal, organizational, process, and individual levels. Other areas of study will include quality management, systems theory, process improvement, behavioral psychology, instructional design, human resource management, and organizational development.

The integration of Instructional Design (ID) and Human Performance Improvement (HPI) will provide you with an extensive range of knowledge and skills to address instructional needs. Through course activities, you will be equipped to solve performance problems that may be caused by other factors such as lack of motivation or proper incentives. Graduates in this field are in high demand among business, industry, government, military, health care, non-profits and education.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Instructional Design and Performance Improvement (IDPI) program are reviewed throughout the year. The main requirements for admission are (please visit the admissions website for more detail): 

  1. A completed application for admission to the University of South Alabama.
  2. Official high school transcript including senior year schedule if first-time freshman or applicants with less than 30 semester or 40 quarter hours.
  3. An official transcript from each college or university attended, if applicable.
  4. Results of the ACT or SAT scores (If the applicant graduated from high school less than five years prior to admission to USA or is not at least 23 years of age, then ACT or SAT scores are required.

Applications, transcripts, letters, and all supporting materials should be submitted to the USA Office of Admissions, 2500 Meisler Hall, 390 Alumni Circle, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002. 


Application Submission Deadlines

The official deadlines are below but we do accept applications up until the first week before the semester begins. You are encouraged to get your application in early. 

  • Fall admission - June 15
  • Spring admission - December 1
  • Summer admission - April 1


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