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Overview

The PhD in Learning, Design, and Technology is known for giving students an outstanding research-focused doctoral experience. Our graduates go on to top universities and professional organizations around the world.

Our PhD program prepares you for advanced scholarly inquiry related to the design, development, and evaluation of effective interactive learning environments. This on-campus program emphasizes mentoring in advanced research and developmental processes, allowing you to work closely with faculty members and other graduate students.

We seek scholars who are committed to research and development focused on enhancing human experiences with respect to teaching, learning, and performance. Our research agenda is designed to solve real-world problems while also contributing to the theoretical foundations needed for future innovations.

Program Highlights

  1. On-campus program allows for extensive research opportunities
  2. Supportive and collaborative learning environment
  3. Easy access to faculty
  4. 20 percent acceptance rate

Deadline to Apply

November 1 (for priority consideration), February 1 (final deadline)

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Faculty and Curriculum

Your coursework will immerse you in a rich environment that will lead you to becoming a scholar in learning, design, and technology. Your program of study includes:

  • A minimum of 67 hours beyond your bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 27 hours (excluding dissertation) of major coursework (at least 15 hours in 8000- and 9000-level courses)

This degree will typically take four to five years to finish. Additional courses may be required if you do not enter the PhD program with a master's degree in educational media, educational technology, or a related field.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

Tuition rates

Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Student Life

We encourage our doctoral students to pursue research, study, and internship opportunities.

Faculty members strive to provide a graduate assistantship or fellowship for every doctoral student we accept, and we have been successful in this endeavor over the past 15 years. The commitment to providing support for our accepted students is one of the reasons why admission to our program is quite competitive.

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Admissions

Part 1: Apply to the University of Georgia

Requirements

  1. Submit an online application to the Graduate School
  2. Test scores (depending on your program)
  3. Unofficial transcripts (native language and English for international applicants)
  4. Three letters of recommendation

Step 2: Apply to this program

Requirements

As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents: 1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume 2. Statement of purpose (short essay) 3. Official transcripts 4. Writing sample (highly encouraged)

The program faculty may request additional materials from applicants. As you complete your application for the UGA Graduate School, you will be able to attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vita (CV) or resume
  2. Statement of purpose (short essay)
  3. Official transcripts
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