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Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science: Applying

“My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.” ~Isaac Newton

Thank you for your interest in the Professional Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) at Carnegie Mellon University.  If you have a question that is not addressed in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section, please feel free to contact us.

We look forward to reviewing your application.

 

METALS Application Information

All students interested in applying for the Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) must do the following:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test. Students should have scores sent directly to Carnegie Mellon University institution code 2074, department code 0402 (“Computer Science”).  In your application, you will be requested to upload a copy of your official general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores along with the completed application (the subject test is not required).
  • If English is not your native language, you must submit a TOEFL. If you are currently working on or have received a bachelors or masters degree in the US, the TOEFL is still required, but you may submit a copy of a previous TOEFL report even if it is more than two years old. If you take the TOEFL, your scores must be sent directly to Carnegie Mellon University (Institutional Code 4256, Departmental Code 78).
  • Include a copy of your most recent transcript from each college and/or university you attended, even if no degree was granted. Submit in PDF format.
  • Submit your resume.
  • Write a Statement of Purpose. The Statement of Purpose should be concise, one to two page essay that describes the primary areas of interest, your related experiences, and your objective in pursuing a graduate degree at Carnegie Mellon. You should also include why you are pursing a professional Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) at Carnegie Mellon University, specifically. If your background is unusual, this is also the right place to explain it to us.
  • Include three letters of recommendation.

It is your responsibility to make certain that your application, supporting documents, and letters of recommendation reach the METALS Admissions Committee by the above stated deadlines. You may check your submitted online application to make certain that it is complete.

If you’re interested in applying to the Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) you must apply online here by December 15. You may submit your application by noon EST on December 1, to avoid higher application fees.  We do not accept applications by mail.

FEES
If you submit your application by noon EST on Thursday, December. 1, the application fee is $75 for one program and $50 for each additional program.  From 12:01 pm EST on December 1 until noon EST on Tuesday, December 15, the application fee increases to $125 for one program and $75 for each additional program.

It is your responsibility to make certain that your application, supporting documents, and letters of recommendation reach the METALS Admissions Committee by the above stated deadlines. You may check your submitted online application to make certain that it is complete.

Application Timelines

Admission decisions for applications submitted in the fall will be emailed by March 15 at the latest. We will hold an open house for all admitted students in March.  Your response is due to us by April 15.   All application materials are on our online application site.

During the application process, you may start and continuously revise your application at any time.  It will not be reviewed until it is complete.

Important Dates

December 15 — Fall Application Deadline
March 15 — Application decisions made
April 15 — Applicants response due

Admission decisions for applications submitted in the fall will be emailed by March 15 at the lastest. We will hold an open house for all admitted students in March.  Your response is due to us by April 15. All application materials are on our online application site.

During the application process, you may start and continuously revise your application at any time.  It will not be reviewed until it is complete.

Tuition

Tuition is determined by the Carnegie Mellon Board of Trustees. Please visit the Student Service Website and refer to the per semester tuition rates and fees for graduate degree students in the School of Computer Science (SCS) on http://www.cmu.edu/hub/tuition/graduate/scs.html. Tuition is assessed each semester. Since METALS is a three-semester program, tuition for the 2017-18 school year for the full time program is $64,500.

Full-time study is defined as taking at least 36 units or four courses per semester. Most courses are 9 or 12 units. Part-time tuition is charged at a per unit basis.

Financial Information

The Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science program does not provide students with financial support. An excellent source for general information on financial aid can be found at FinAid. The Carnegie Mellon Financial Aid website and the Carnegie Mellon Fellowships and Scholarships Office are also available for assistance and advice on obtaining loans and/or fellowships. Many students have been able to obtain funding or financial assistance from their current employers. Employees of Carnegie Mellon University often receive tuition benefits as part of the benefit package. For current Research Assistant positions and other employment opportunities on campus, please see the Human Resources Staff Job Postings. A small number of Teaching Assistant positions occasionally become available for enrolled students who have a computer science background. Please note: if you are employed while enrolled in the Masters program, the length of your program will be most likely extend beyond three (3) semesters. If you plan to be employed while enrolled in the program, please be sure to complete the “Employment Information” section on your application.

Related Professional Programs

Because we strongly support multidisciplinary interaction at Carnegie Mellon, students can specialize in METALS but still benefit from the expertise in a number of related programs on campus. Some of the related programs are listed here including the professional masters program in human computer interaction offered by HCII. To find out more about these programs, click on the links below.

Master of Human Computer Interaction, School of Computer Science
Master of Software Engineering, School of Computer Science
Master of Design in Interaction Design, College of Fine Art

You can also view our frequently asked questions.

Additional questions? Please email mbett@cs.cmu.edu.

 

Statement of Assurance

Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status, or genetic information. Furthermore, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and is required not to discriminate in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders.

Inquiries concerning the application of and compliance with this statement should be directed to the vice president for campus affairs, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone 412-268-2056.

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