Oct 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Learning and Performance Technology (formerly ISD), M.A.

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Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts requires a minimum of 36 credits hours. Students must complete seven required core courses (totaling 21 credits), five elective courses (totaling 15 credits) and complete a professional portfolio.

Core Requirements (12 credits)

Core LAPT courses must be taken in the first 18 credits.

Advanced Course Requirements (9 credits)

To be taken after 21 credits have been completed.

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Students enrolled in the Learning and Performance Technology Master's program may select 15 credits of electives from the below group of courses. It is possible with the approval of the program director to take some electives that are not in this group. Please contact the graduate program director for details.


All M.A. students, are required to submit a professional portfolio of course-related work samples that reflects their accomplishments throughout their tenure in the program. UMBC LAPT Portfolio Requirements.

Internship and Capstone Experience

Students are required to complete an internship course and capstone experience course.  Since most students are working adults the internship provides flexible options to complete this requirement.

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