Master of Arts (M.A.) in Learning Engineering

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Learning Engineering

Design innovative learning experiences

Interdisciplinary and experiential, this one-year, full-time program prepares you to design engaging and effective learning experiences that are informed by the learning sciences and incorporate cutting-edge technologies. 

Throughout the on-campus program, you’ll complete design challenges, shadow working professionals, explore technology incubators and collaboratories, and intern with local organizations. You’ll graduate with a dynamic portfolio that showcases the depth and breadth of your design work and demonstrates your capabilities in learner-centered design, leadership, and forward-thinking imagination.

What is Learning Engineering? 

Learning engineering is the systematic application of principles and methods from the learning sciences to support and better understand learners and learning. The discipline leverages human-centered design approaches to iteratively develop and improve design solutions that address specific learning needs and opportunities—often using technology.

Learning engineers design innovative learning experiences and environments informed by the learning sciences. They deftly combine knowledge, tools, and techniques from a variety of technical, pedagogical, empirical, and design-based disciplines while collaborating with subject-matter experts, software engineers, and others.

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At a Glance

How many credits is the program?

30 credits 


How long will it take?

12 months


When can I start?

Fall semester
Orientation will be held August 28th, 2020

Where might graduates work?

Employers

  • Schools, districts, colleges, and universities

  • Museums, zoos, aquariums, and national parks

  • Businesses ranging from startups to large corporations

  • Nonprofits and foundations

  • Social service and community agencies

Job Responsibilities

  • Designing the next generation of educational technology

  • Developing online, hybrid, makerspace, and active-learning environments

  • Constructing technology-enhanced curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment

  • Creating employee training and consumer education programs

  • Building after-school and community programs

Job Titles

  • Learning Engineers

  • Learning Experience (LX) and User Experience (UX) Designers

  • Instructional Designers and Evaluators

  • Curriculum Developers

  • Educational Technology Consultants

Program News and Notes

Program Faculty & Expertise

What will I study?

Curriculum


  • Courses: 22
  • Credits: 30

Financial Assistance

Education should level the playing field – we feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $7.5 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. Here’s why:

Application Information

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Deadlines

Fall
Regular Decision
1/6
Rolling Admission
Until 8/1
Intl. Applicants
Until 7/1

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Resume

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include any licenses currently held, any social justice-related experience, any language skills other than English, and any research experience or publications.

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Letters of Recommendation

Identification of recommenders/instructions to recommenders are outlined in the online Application Form.

Two letters of recommendation are required with at least one required from an academic source. Applicants with significant relevant professional experience may submit additional recommendations from supervisors.

Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in lieu of official transcripts for the application review process. In the event that one is admitted into a program and enrolls, our office will need official transcripts prior to course registration. To expedite application processing times, our office encourages you to send unofficial transcripts electronically to our email address at GSOE@BC.EDU. Please note that unofficial transcripts must include all of the following items:

  • Course titles and grades for each course
  • Year and entry term for each of the courses listed
  • Translated into English by certified translation agent (if not already in English)
    • Original and translated transcripts must be provided

If you are able to secure official transcripts, please note the following:

  • An official postsecondary transcript must be printed on official institutional paper and include at least one of the following: an institutional watermark, the registrar’s signature, or the registrar's seal.
  • Copies and unofficial transcripts sent directly from applicants are not acceptable, the transcript must come directly from the institution.
  • If you are a current student and have not completed your undergraduate and/or graduate degree, the most updated version of your transcript is acceptable.

Official electronic transcripts are accepted when sent directly to gsoe@bc.edu from the institution. When requesting electronic transcripts, you must manually type in gsoe@bc.edu to ensure it is received by our office. 

Mailed transcript(s) should be sent to the following address:

Lynch Office of Graduate Admissions, Boston College
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Standardized Tests

Submitting GRE test scores is optional and not required for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 applicants. If you wish to send GRE scores, the Lynch School GRE code is 3218.

Writing Sample

Not required.

International Students

International applicants are encouraged to apply to the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Learn about requirements for international students.

Department

IDPG

Interdisciplinary Programs

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214