Earn your Master's in Learning Experience Design

The Master's in Learning Experience Design is currently under review and will not be accepting applications for 2023-24.

Create transformative educational encounters.

The days of students sitting silently in desks as a teacher writes on the blackboard are long gone. Effective educational experiences today are deeply interactive, engaging, and (ideally) even fun. Archeology students don’t merely read about dig sites in textbooks: They virtually explore 3-D images on their phones.

Brandeis GPS takes you into this new frontier of instructional design to show you how to create environments truly conducive to how people learn. In small classes taught by practicing professionals, you will:

  • Gain skills that specifically relate to learning experience design (most programs focus on traditional instructor design).
  • Develop a portfolio of interactive media objects, educational games and design interfaces.
  • Learn to use data analytics, learner and contextual analysis, and interface design assessment to evaluate learning experiences and resolve educational challenges.

This online master's in Learning Experience Design has received official STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) designations.

Courses and Requirements

Part-time | Fully online | Financially accessible

Your 30-credit MS in Learning Experience Design program has seven required courses and three electives.

Program requirements like Principles of Learning Experience Design will expand your understanding of fundamental topics, while electives such as Adaptive and Game Based E-Learning Design and Interactive Multimedia Courseware Design give you a chance to develop skills in specific areas of interest.

The Learning Experience Design Industry

Education's new frontier

Career opportunities are booming for learning experience designers who take a holistic, learner-centered approach to creating transformative educational experiences for students. They consider learning outcomes, motivation and learning environment efficacy to shape lessons that stick.

Whether it's in K-12, higher education, corporate training and development, or EdTech, cutting-edge educational approaches based on game design theory or artificial intelligence are changing how people learn and teach.