Games for Learning (MS)

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Program Description

This 36-credit Master of Science program in Games for Learning prepares students to design, implement, and evaluate serious games for learning and social change. Students learn about the role of social, emotional, cultural, and cognitive aspects of learning and issues of game design; game design models and developmental practices; the value of narrative in game design; and research methods aimed at improving and evaluating the design of games for learning.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.