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Georgetown University Learning, Design, and Technology

Design the
Future of Learning

Final Application Deadline

April 1, 2024
Final application deadline for Fall start
Rolling admissions after April 1
Application Information

Advance Your Career in Learning, Design, and Technology​

Georgetown University’s Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) is for individuals eager to make a difference in higher education by creating innovative learning experiences for all students. Through this program, you’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a catalyst for positive change in education. Situated in Washington, DC, our program offers unparalleled opportunities to connect and advance professionally in the fields of education and instructional design. We are proud to be the only master’s program in the world developed by a center for teaching and learning. Our cutting-edge curriculum integrates learning, design, technology innovation, learning analytics, and critical studies in higher education, delivering a comprehensive education that prepares you for the complex education landscape. To provide flexibility, this program can be completed either in person or online.

18 Months–2 Years
to Completion

(30 Credits)

Full-Time &
Part-Time Options
In-Person &
Online Options
STEM-Eligible Program

(In-Person Program Only)

Curriculum that Integrates Liberal Arts and Instructional Design

Our program curriculum provides a unique blend of liberal arts, technology and instructional design, allowing you to approach teaching and learning in more creative and innovative ways. You’ll explore critical studies in higher education, studio-based design, learning analytics, educational technology and instructional design. During your final semester, you will create an ePortfolio with your best work to demonstrate your acquired expertise. This portfolio will be a valuable tool to showcase your skills and knowledge to potential employers or academic institutions.
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On-Campus Program

Our students are driven to create meaningful change, and our location in Washington, DC, helps make that possible. As a student at Georgetown, you’ll become part of the Jesuit tradition of working to make the world a better place. Our program is one of the few in the U.S. that focuses on how to address the issues of equity, access and justice in the higher education landscape. Whether you want to effect change on local or international levels, our home in DC provides numerous opportunities and connections.

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Online Program

Our combined synchronous and asynchronous online instructional design program format brings the Georgetown experience to you, advancing your pursuit of academic and professional goals without sacrificing quality or convenience. The online program offers the same level of rigor and values as our on-campus classes by following the same curriculum path. Online students are required to come to campus in mid-August for our Integrated Introduction to the Field (LDES 5000), an immersive week-long session. This time on campus is an opportunity to connect with faculty, network with peers, and explore the campus and city as you begin your academic journey in the program. The remaining courses are available online, providing flexibility for your schedule.

Message from the Director

Higher education faces many challenges and opportunities—the (post-) pandemic pedagogies, equity and access, artificial intelligence, value and cost, climate change, demographic shifts, digital technologies, curricular alignment with workforce needs, etc. All will require thoughtful, intentional, innovative approaches to teaching and learning. 

To help address higher education’s emerging challenges, the staff at Georgetown University’s center for teaching excellence–Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)–designed and developed the LDT program, which builds on the Center’s 20+ years of experience working with faculty and students on academic innovation. We’d love for you to join us as we imagine the future of higher education.

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Faculty Who Practice What They Teach

Our faculty are experienced professionals, researchers and practitioners who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom and have been recognized for contributions in areas such as the scholarship of teaching and learning, faculty development, curriculum design, instructional and learning design, technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics and online learning. Working at Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) and Georgetown’s curricular innovation unit known as the Red House, they spearhead major teaching and learning initiatives. Not only are our faculty experts in their respective fields, but they are also committed to connecting you with a diverse range of professional practitioners and thought leaders throughout the world. Our small class sizes afford an abundance of opportunities for you to connect with faculty, fostering meaningful relationships that can last a lifetime.

Putting Your Knowledge into Practice

Through this instructional design Master’s program, you’ll gain the experience needed to excel as an influential leader in learning design. You’ll demonstrate the ability to be thoughtful, intentional and innovative when developing new approaches to teaching and learning. You’ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a career in a variety of in-demand industries. With a digital portfolio representing the breadth and complexity of your experience, you can showcase your knowledge and experience to future employers.

Our graduates are currently working in a range of fields, including:

  • Instructional design 
  • Academic assessment 
  • Higher education administration 
  • Educational consulting
  • Online program development

Our Students

In the Learning, Design, and Technology program, you’ll become part of a design program infused with Georgetown’s core values. We give care and attention to all aspects of a student’s life, focused on the whole person, and a commitment to social justice and doing good in the world. Experiment with new ideas and develop your applied innovation project in an area of your interest.

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The education landscape is constantly evolving, and we need professionals like you to help lead the way. Thank you for your interest in our program. Please complete this form, and we’ll contact you with more information.

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