The face of education is changing.
New technologies have catalyzed an evolution in tools for learning. As schools, governments, and corporations look to emerging technologies to enhance learning environments and improve outcomes, these efforts must be guided by empirically-grounded learning sciences and design.
The Learning Design and Technology program builds the creativity, knowledge, and skills necessary to pioneer the future of equitable, effective learning.
This 11-month, full-time residential program integrates powerful contemporary ideas about learning with emergent technologies to design and evaluate learning environments, products, and programs. The LDT program features a blend of theory and project-based courses, a real-world internship, and a major design project. It awards a master’s of science (MS) degree.
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Learning design and technology at Stanford
Located in Silicon Valley, Stanford is known for its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The LDT program embraces that creative energy, and gives students the flexibility to explore what Stanford has to offer. Our students are welcome in courses across campus, including the schools of law, business, engineering, and humanities and sciences, as well as the creative hub known as the “d.school.”
Our students are interested in making an impact on learning through design. Curious and creative, they come from diverse backgrounds and bring a wide variety of experiences. What they share is a passion for asking big questions about how people learn, and a conviction that thoughtful design can improve the quality of learning experiences.
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After you graduate
LDT opens doors to a wide range of opportunities. During the program, internships allow students to explore different ways to apply their learning in the real world. At the end of the program, LDT portfolios showcase a variety of student projects. After LDT, our graduates go on to design and evaluate effective technology-based learning environments in settings such as schools, museums, research organizations, and industry.
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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.
For admissions webinars and to connect with the admission office, see our Connect and Visit page.