The PhD in Education, option in Learning, Design and Technology is designed to educate
scholars with a deep understanding and ability to create and apply knowledge of educational technology in scholarly communities in order to advance education at the national and international
level. Our graduates are applying their degrees in higher education positions (faculty,
administrators and instructional design specialist), medical education (faculty and
instructional design specialists), non-profit organizations, tribal education (program
development and online learning) and software companies (training and implementation).
This holistic degree integrates instructional design, online teaching, effects of
technology on cognition and learning and design-based research with emerging technology
and creativity. The program requires 69 hours of coursework:
You will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and companies to provide access
to emerging tools and improve the design and evaluation of commercial tools, present at national conferences, develop learning applications and interventions and engage in authentic problem
Research topics includes:
International & comparative education
Mobile learning, technology integration, creativity & innovation in teaching
Educator preparation, effects of technology on cognition and learning
Graduate assistantships, which provide a monthly stipend as well as tuition and health
insurance, are available on a competitive basis. Students interested in applying for
an assistantship through the learning, design and technology program should firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, you must apply by the priority deadline to be considered for scholarships and assistantships.
Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences.