MPS Online

Learning Experience Design and Technology

12 months
36800 USD/year
36800 USD/year
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Our Master of Professional Studies in Learning Experience Design and Technology at Northeastern University teaches you today’s in-demand learning design skills through meaningful, learner-centered experiences and flexible, customizable coursework.


Northeastern University’s MPS in Learning Experience Design and Technology program provides an experience-based curriculum designed for the challenges facing today’s learning designers, educators, trainers, and instructional technologists in higher education, pre-K-12, government, corporate, and nonprofit organizations. You’ll strengthen your design and instructional thinking to create educational experiences that meet today’s demands and expectations.

You’ll receive both foundational and advanced design-related coursework taught by industry experts. And you’ll be able to hone your classwork through real-world, skill-building opportunities to expand your expertise and network. For example, participate in the optional LXD Skill Building Labs as part of the curriculum - shorter, more intensive courses, focusing on a key skill or knowledge base.

Unique Features

  • Create an ePortfolio that highlights your accomplishments and design skills.
  • Gain real-world experience before you graduate through experiential learning opportunities, including design studio electives and professional internships.
  • Learn from industry professionals who provide practical and meaningful experiences.
  • Connect with a thriving network of students, alumni, and industry experts through student orientation, residencies, panel discussions, and more.
  • Receive flexible, personalized, and agile learning opportunities needed to succeed in today’s educational environment.
  • Participate in Skill Building Labs (LXD SBLs) if you choose EDU 6558 as part of your electives – shorter intensive courses that provide students with opportunities to focus deeply on a key skill or knowledge base. They are experiential in nature - including specific design challenges. Examples include: Design Blueprinting, Universal Design Designing with Rise/Storyline, Designing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Backward Design, and Gamification.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education as an Advanced Field of Study
  • Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
  • How People Learn
  • Foundations of Learning Experience Design
  • Advanced Practices in Learning Experience Design
  • Data Literacy for Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Technology as a Medium for Learning
  • Faculty, Curriculum, and Academic Community
  • Change Agency
  • Survey Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): Identify your educational goals and expectations of the program. Please be aware that Northeastern University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose.
  • Professional resumé
  • Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities such as a faculty member, colleague, or mentor, preferably one from your current employer
  • English language proficiency proof. Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
    • Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
    • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    36800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36800 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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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