About the Program Anchor

About the Program

The Learning, Design, and Technology Program was designed and developed by Georgetown University’s center for teaching and learning — the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) — giving it the distinction of being the first learning and design master’s degree program to have started in a center for teaching excellence and technology innovation. Through design projects and mentorships, students in the program will learn from CNDLS’ 20 years of experience working with faculty, departments and students to respond to the challenges facing higher education and student success.

With the tools and knowledge they gain in the program, students will be able to navigate these challenges and pursue careers in instructional and learning design, instructional technology, learning analytics, online program development, higher education administration and more.

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Degrees Offered Anchor

Degrees Offered

  • M.A.

Accelerated program (Georgetown students only)

  • B.S.F.S./M.A.
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Admissions Requirements

For general graduate admissions requirements, visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page. Review the program’s website for additional information on program application requirements.

Application Materials required:

  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable Application Fee
  • Academic Statement of Purpose
  • Academic Statement: Why is Learning, Design, and Technology the program for you?
  • Optional: Statement on Diversity, Personal Background & Contributions
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Transcripts – Applicants are required to upload to the application system copies of official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Visit the Office of Graduate Admission’s Application Information page for additional details and FAQs.
  • WES Evaluation – strongly encouraged (if applicable)
  • Resume/CV
  • TOEFL/IELTS  (if applicable)
    • TOEFL = 80 minimum
    • IELTS = 7.0 minimum
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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: 
    • January 15
    • April 1
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Degree Requirements

The Learning, Design, and Technology program curriculum combines core requirements at the program level and electives for a total of 30 credit hours (15 credits of core courses and 15 credits of electives). By taking five program core courses, students will build a strong knowledge base and shared vocabulary. They will have an opportunity to dive deeper into core areas of Learning Design, Technology Innovation, Learning Analytics and Higher Education Leadership.

The program balances both theoretical and applied perspectives, and engages students in reflective and integrative practice throughout their course of study. In their final semester, students will enroll in a Capstone course, in which they will apply what they are learning in areas of specific interest to them in the form of an ePortfolio to make visible their learning and to reflect on their practice throughout the program.

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Connect with Us

Program Contact: La’Mon Johnson (lj527@georgetown.edu)

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Apply Now

Begin your application today!

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