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Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Learning Sciences master's program find employment as educational designers, human factors engineers and school technologists. They are employed by schools, software companies, consulting firms and training providers. In addition to immediate employment, many students choose to pursue further education in a PhD program.

Examples of careers include:

Instructional and Curriculum Design

  • Learning Solutions Designer, Cognitive Arts 
  • Director of Learning Strategies, Night Kitchen Interactive 
  • Professional Development, Hey Math! 
  • Instructional Designer, Regis Learning Solutions 
  • Vice President, Laureate Education Inc.

Schools and Educational Institutions

  • Senior Director of Operations & Policy at Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office 
  • University of Chicago, Center for School Improvement, Director of Technology and Business Development 
  • Coordinator of Research at American Indian Center of Chicago 
  • Research and Evaluation Associate at the University of Chicago 
  • Field Coach, Inner City Teaching Corps

Consulting and Corporate Learning 

  • McKinsey & Co, Learning Architecture Lead 
  • Grant Thornton, Director of Strategic Learning 
  • Accenture Consulting, Learning Strategist 
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Learning and Education Director (Hong Kong) 
  • IBM, Human Factors Engineer

Doctoral Studies

  • Northwestern University, Learning Sciences PhD 
  • University of Chicago, Educational Policy PhD 
  • Indiana University, Learning Sciences PhD 
  • Northwestern University, Neuroscience PhD 
  • Columbia Teacher's College, Cognitive Studies PhD