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Students & Alumni

The Master of Science program in Learning Design and Technology draws students from varied backgrounds. Many are trained in education or behavioral sciences, engineering, or one of the design disciplines. They come from diverse communities across the U.S. and around the world. They bring their rich experiences and viewpoints to the LDT community, where they share a common curiosity, creativity, and passion for improving learning experiences.

Students talking at LDT expo

Master’s projects

The master’s project is a culmination of a year of understanding, prototyping, iterating, assessing, and collaborating. But it’s also just the beginning of what students go on to do.

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Students in class

Student portfolios

Over the course of the program, students amass a substantial amount of creative work. Their online portfolios give them a place to share this work with the GSE community and beyond.

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LDT Alumni

Alumni life

The collaborative nature of the program builds a strong sense of community that extends beyond students' year on campus. Our alumni take many different paths, but many maintain a keen interest in supporting current students.  

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LDT master’s projects

A look at master’s projects tells the story of the variety of LDT students’ interests and approaches, as well as the diversity of communities and learners for whom they design. Through a learner-centric design process, students identify challenges and apply theories to create effective digital tools that enhance learning.

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Muddy Waters

Empathy and self-awareness are vital skills for community-engaged service work. However, students in service projects often only develop these skills through experience in the field. This can put...

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Curious Conversations

Young children learn best when they have opportunities to have meaningful conversations with a social partner. Curious conversations enable children to explore their science interests by having...

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Istheam

Istheam leverages the power of social media to engage students in science learning outside the classroom. Using humor, special collections, and the intriguing opportunities for remixing provided...

Life after LDT

The LDT program is the first year of a journey of innovation and problem solving, and our alumni choose a wide variety of paths. Our alumni are leaders in schools, museums, research organizations, nonprofits, edtech companies, and government agencies.  

The GSE provides ongoing career development services to all students and alumni, and facilitates connections with employers.

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LDT-Related Fields

  • Research
  • Educational media
  • Doctoral studies
  • Educational technology and program evaluation
  • Interaction design
  • Tech integration in formal and informal learning settings
  • Teaching with new technologies

Partial list of employers

What you need to know

Admission requirements

To learn more about requirements for admission, please visit the Application Requirements page.

Financing your education

To learn more about the cost of the program and options for financial support, please visit Financing Your Master’s Degree on the admissions website.

Contact admissions

For admissions webinars and to connect with the admission office, see our  Connect and Visit page.

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