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Masters Degree Programs in Education

Master of Arts in Learning Technologies (MALT)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

When is the application deadline?

What is the required GPA?

  • We ask that candidates have a 3.0 cumulative GPA from their baccalaureate program; however, we review all applications holistically for individuals who show potential for success in our program. If you are concerned about your GPA you are welcome to include a brief ‘GPA Statement of Explanation’ with you application.

Do I have to take a standardized test (ex. GRE, GMAT or MAT)?

  • No, standardized tests are not required.
  • For a complete list of the admission requirements, please visit our Admission Requirements page.

What professional experience is needed to apply for this program?

  • All applicants should have at least 3 years of work experience in a professional environment where technology is used on a regular basis.

When does the program start?

  • This program only begins in the Summer of each year. We accept applications throughout the year. Your first face-to-face session will begin in July.

What does rolling admission mean?

  • We begin reviewing applications at the start of each calendar year. Once an application is complete, it typically takes 4-5 weeks to receive an admissions decision.
  • We review on a space-available basis. If an application is received after the deadline, it will be reviewed on a space-available basis. If the program is full, the applicant will be considered for the following year.

How long does the program take to complete?

  • This program can be completed in 11 months. It starts in July and ends in June.

I am an International Applicant. What additional admission requirements do I need to submit?

How much does the program cost?

  • Tuition rates for this program are $3,935 for the first term (Summer 2012) and $8,930 for each of the following three terms (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013). Summer 2013 new students will be charged $4,125 for their first term.
  • Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year will be available in April 2013.
  • Please visit our Financial Aid page for current information on program costs, financial aid, scholarships, and grants.
  • Our financial aid award packages can consist of Colleagues grants, federal direct loans, and departmental scholarship. To be eligible for the most amount of aid, we encourage all applicants to submit their FAFSA applications.

Where is the program offered?

  • Students of this program will participate in the TechCamp at the Malibu Campus, a national conference at various locations, and present their Action Research project at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus.
  • In between the face-to-face meetings, students are responsible to participate in the coursework synchronously and asynchronously online.

Is this an online program?

  • Eighty-five percent of coursework are conducted online, with four face-to-face meetings throughout the program. However, on your transcript and diploma, it will only state the name of your degree and our institution. It will not indicate whether it was a traditional or online program.

What is the format of the program?

  • This is a 85% online program.
  • The weekly sessions take place online and there 3 face-to-face sessions during the program.
  • For your reference, the 2011-2012 schedule was:
    • July 12-16, 2011, Malibu, CA
    • January 24-28, 2012, Orlando, FL
    • June 24-27, 2012, West Los Angeles, CA
    • May 19, 2012, Graduation Ceremony in Malibu (optional)
  • For the most up-to-date information and schedule, please connect with the Recruitment and Admissions Team at .

How can I learn more about this program?

  • You are welcome to attend one of our formal in-person or online information meetings. To see the upcoming schedule and to RSVP for a meeting, please visit our page on information meetings.
  • If you are unable to attend an information meeting, you are welcome to connect with the Admissions and Recruitment Team at to schedule a personal consultation or have your questions answered.

Still have questions?

Please contact us directly with your questions.

Education Recruitment Office
phone: (310) 568-2366

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