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Best Master Programs - Training & Development - 2021 - Best Value Schools
Location: Online
Start Term: Fall, Summer, Spring
Program Type: 8-week class schedule, Master's, Graduate Online

The Master of Arts in Training and Development (MATD) program prepares students for career entry or advancement in this growing field. Students develop competency for a wide array of careers in corporate training, E-Learning, instructional design, learning & development consulting, talent management, and instructional technology. As the only graduate program in training mapped to the 2014 Association for Talent Development Competency Model (ASTD), which sets the standard for excellence in our field, our students develop essential job-related skills. This accelerated Master’s Degree can be completed fully online in just 12 months or longer if students prefer.

Kathy Iverson
,  Program Director
Robert Tenuta
,  Department Chair
Erica Poremba
,  Schaumburg Advisor
Lakeisha Robinson
,  Graduate Advisor

What Differentiates Us



Our fully online degree can be completed in as little as one year, or longer if preferred.

Expectations & Requirements


Every organization needs a skilled workforce and the professionals who know how to develop them. Through our competency-based curriculum, students develop highly marketable skills that prepare them to reshape tomorrow's workforce. They apply the latest theories and models to develop effective individuals, teams, departments and organizations.

Sample Courses

  • Training Delivery
  • Training Strategy and Leadership
  • Training Evaluation
  • Coaching for Talent Development
  • Performance Consulting
  • E-Learning Design
  • Instructional Systems Design


Job Titles Held by Alumni
Organizations Where Our Alumni Work


I chose Roosevelt's Training and Development program because of the excellent reputation it has in the industry. I met my boss in one of my classes. She hired me following graduation because she knew Roosevelt's MATD stood for excellence, and she would know what to expect from me. When I had an open position, I hired another graduate from Roosevelt's MATD program because I knew I could count on anyone from the program to have a thorough understanding of adult learning principles. Not only did I receive an outstanding education in Roosevelt's program, but the connections I made through the program have been invaluable and will serve me for the rest of my career.

Kerri Leo 2015
Director of Education Development, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

In this program, you learn the fundamental theories and approaches in adult learning, but, most importantly, you develop instructional design and e-learning skills that transfer directly to the job. It is an ideal degree for someone looking to advance professionally -- or begin a whole new career in a growing field.

Eric Hahn 2015
eLearning Instructional Designer and Platform Administrator, American Dental Association