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MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology (Research-oriented MEd)

The MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology trains you in the latest technologies and tools to design and implement lessons and training programs. Our goal is to prepare professionals to identify and analyze learning problems, and then create and implement more effective designs for learning to address these needs.

The research and development-oriented master’s degree track is designed to prepare you for doctoral-level study in educational technology research and for careers in academia and research.

This emphasis is located on the UGA main campus in Athens, although you have the opportunity to take courses offered from other concentrations (some of these may be online).


  1. Available campus-based and online options
  2. Annual Digital Learning Conference connects students with professionals
  3. Graduates employed in an array of settings
  4. Ranked No. 1
  5. Campus-based study
  6. Rich learning community
  7. Extensive research experience opportunities
  8. Participation in national research conferences


The curriculum consists of 36 credit hours and a major project and/or research paper that you will present at the end of the program.

Coursework includes:

  • History, trends, and issues in the field
  • Learning theory and instructional models
  • Research methods
  • Broad principles of design
  • Instructional systems design process
  • eLearning development
  • Product evaluation

The degree requirements conclude with a portfolio examination. Along the way, you observe and participate in the ongoing initiatives of current doctoral students, advisors, and research groups.

Our Faculty

Our nationally recognized faculty will work with you to customize your degree program. Learn more about our faculty and their expertise.


Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.

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Part 2: Apply to the MEd in Learning, Design, and Technology (Research-oriented MEd)

For admissions information related to the Instructional Design and Development specialization, please visit the Office of Online Learning.

While completing your Graduate School application, be sure to attach the following:

  • GRE scores (for research-oriented MEd applicants)
  • GRE or MAT scores (for LDTK12 applicants): Includes the School Library Media and Instructional Technology specializations
  • Statement of purpose: Should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the program
  • Letters of recommendation: Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
  • Resume/CV

Deadline To Apply

Refer to the UGA Graduate School deadlines

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Additional Resources

Please use our online form if you have any questions for the department. Please be as specific as possible so that we may quickly assist you.

Faculty and Advisors

The College’s programs are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students succeed both in their programs and professionally.

Meet the Faculty

A close working relationship with your advisor is key as you progress through your program of study. Please note that most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Student Life

Our students have a range of opportunities available outside the classroom as well, from professional organizations, experiential learning, clubs and other non-academic experiences.

See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.

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