M.A. On Campus

Learning Sciences

The University of Iowa

12 months
31254 USD/year
32887 USD/year
13939 USD/year
Tuition fee
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If you hold an interest in understanding people’s cognition, learning, and social interaction both inside and outside of schools, our MA in Learning Sciences at The University of Iowa is right for you. You will enhance your current career or be prepared for careers beyond formal instructional settings.


About Learning Sciences at The University of Iowa

Our program delivers experiences that enable you to develop a principled understanding of how people think and learn and how to use that knowledge for designing, implementing, and evaluating instruction, technology, and the social and material components of learning environments beyond the classroom alone.

Your program advisor will help guide you through the requirements for degree completion.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of the Learning Sciences
  • Design of Instruction
  • Educational Psychology
  • Tools and External Representations in Learning Processes
  • Cognitive Theories of Learning
  • Design of Learning Environments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Late applications will be accepted but may not be considered for funding.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • Undergraduate grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better on a four-point scale.
  • Graduate GPA or 3.00 or better on a four-point scale.
  • Teaching experience is desirable but not required.
  • English Proficiency Requirements (international applicants)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement. 
  • Your official GRE scores from Education Testing Service

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31254 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32887 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13939 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13939 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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