Dear Prospective Students,

This is a reminder that there is still time to start or complete your application for the Fall 2022 Masters of Educational Technology and Learning Science (METALS) cohort. Applications close December 9th at 11:59 AM ET!

The Masters of Educational Technology and Learning Science (METALS) program is for those who are passionate about leveraging technology to produce better learning outcomes for all. Missed our October 14, 2021 virtual open house? You can still learn more about our innovative degree in educational technology offered through the renowned Human-Computer Interaction Institute. The presentation can be found here.

Our alumni are learning designers, learning engineers, and education designers within organizations that are leading educational change. Watch this one minute video to learn what learning engineering is and how it is changing the world.

METALS is a one-year, interdisciplinary masters program that trains graduate students to apply evidence-based research in learning to create effective instruction and educational technologies for formal and informal settings such as schools, workplaces, and museums. METALS culminates with a seven-month capstone project for an external client. Guided by industry and faculty mentors in this team-based research and development project, students experience the end-to-end process of a product cycle from idea through prototyping. Challenge Your Limits. Learn how to employ evidence-based research to create innovations in learning.

METALS is jointly taught by leading experts at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon.

Our Students
We seek talented students who share a desire to improve education. METALS is highly interdisciplinary and we value diverse backgrounds, skills, and interests. We seek applicants with experience in areas such as:

  • Design
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Information Technology

The Student Experience
METALS students are trained to design, develop, and implement advanced solutions, making sense of state-of-the-art technologies and methods such as:

  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Educational Data Mining
  • Data Analytics
  • User Interface Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Language Technologies
The first and second semesters in the METALS program focus on mastering core knowledge and skills through courses in learning principles, technology design and implementation, and a range of engaging electives. The second semester introduces the student capstone project. The capstone project is also the focus of the third and final semester.

Our Graduates
Students of the METALS program graduate ready to take key positions in corporations and private and public universities and schools. Graduates are prepared to design, develop and evaluate educational technologies as well as become learning engineers, curriculum developers, learning technology policy-makers, consultants and entrepreneurs.

We invite applicants to apply for consideration for the Fall 2022 class. Applications are due December 9. You can learn more about this exciting program at Carnegie Mellon University by visiting our website at

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