The PhD program in learning sciences comprises a minimum of 29 credits of coursework, a non-credit graduate seminar in learning sciences, and a thesis. The coursework consists of 2 major required (LS 601 and LS 650), a directed readings course, and 7 elective courses. The program offers courses in four major categories: learning and cognition, methodology, design, and socio-cultural context. Students must complete five area elective courses in the specified categories as well as two additional free elective courses. Free elective courses may be chosen from among the courses offered by the program or by other programs in the university, subject to the approval of the advisor. Students with an MA, MEd, MPhil, or MSc degree can apply for the program.