Carnegie Mellon University invites you to apply for the professional Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) program.  For more detailed information, please see

METALS is traditionally a 12-month interdisciplinary masters program that trains graduate students to apply the science of learning principles, evidence-based research, and large-scale data analysis to design, create, and improve educational resources and technologies that enable students and instructors to succeed. Students who desire a more relaxed pace, can complete the program in 16 months or part-time.

The professional program 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. Students learn to create effective solutions for formal and informal settings such as schools, workplaces, and museums.

METALS is jointly taught by leading experts at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon.The CMU METALS program seeks talented students who share a desire to improve education. METALS is highly interdisciplinary that values diverse backgrounds, skills, and interests. METALS strongly believes that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, and that society can all learn from each other. METALS not only intersects Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction but it is at the crossroads of cognitive science, statistics, computer science, education and design. Thus, they seek applicants with experience in a wide variety of areas such as:

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