Unlock your potential as a leader in educational technology with our Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, focusing on educational technology. Our campus-based program is meticulously crafted to shape the next generation of field leaders, offering a transformative journey where academic rigor meets innovation.

Program Overview

Our Ph.D. in educational technology program is for aspiring researchers and educators dedicated to advancing scholarship that tackles vital societal challenges. We believe in empowering our students be active contributors to academic communities. Career goals for prospective students include entering the academy as professors, instructors, or researchers. If your goals differ, we also offer an online ed tech Ed.D. program.

The GRE is no longer required for admission.

Program Highlights

Our Ph.D. program is a gateway for aspiring researchers dedicated to advancing scholarship that tackles vital societal challenges. We instill a deep commitment to stewardship in our Ph.D. in educational technology program, empowering students to become active contributors to the global academic community. Our faculty embraces the importance of mentoring, and our program encourages our graduate students to collaborate with multiple faculty mentors to develop courses, conduct research on nationally funded projects, and co-author peer-reviewed publications. They also help students forge connections across the UF campus, including with the AI2 Center, the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Ph.D. in Educational Technology Core Curriculum

Our carefully crafted curriculum provides a comprehensive foundation for success. Mandatory courses are available both online and face-to-face, enhancing the collaborative learning experience. The program’s requirements include electives, quantitative and qualitative research courses, and dedicated dissertation hours. The Ph.D. in educational technology is a full-time, on-campus program at the UF College of Education in Gainesville, Florida.


Transformative Journey

Join us on a transformative journey where you’ll learn to shape the future of education. Dive into scholarship and become a leader in the field with our Ph.D. in educational technology program. Your path to academic excellence begins here.

Ready to unlock your potential? Apply now to start your journey.

For more information on admission deadlines for each semester, visit the admissions page for the School of Teaching and Learning.

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    Ph.D. in Educational Technology Program Requirements

    • A master’s, or terminal degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University of Florida Office of Admissions.
    • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.
    • An acceptable grade point average for previous graduate work.

    Program Highlights

    Entry: Masters degree in relevant field
    Typical Course Load: 9 credits per semester
    Full-Time/Part-Time:Full-time (part-time is possible but not ideal)
    Application Deadline: See dates published by the college
    Program Completion: 4-5 years