Research and design development are reported on an improved and expansive model for graduate-level professional design education. The model proposes a comprehensive learning experience for blended groups of face-to-face and online learners. The current state of enterprise application software for online education was studied and followed by focused user research of online learners and graduate-level designers. A needs- clustering technique was employed to assess and group salient student needs. From these insights, design teams explored ways of coordinating and delivering a high quality learning experience to graduate designers.