Educational Communications and Technology (PhD)

Department Website

Program Description

The Educational Communication and Technology (ECT) program awards a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). This PhD program focuses on conducting qualitative and quantitative empirical research and evaluation of the effectiveness and learning outcomes of such resources and environments. Students will become prepared to be world-class scholars to theorize and study the relationship between design, media, technology, and learning across a variety of paradigms and research methodologies.

Prospective doctoral students are strongly encouraged to contact in advance faculty members with whom they are interested in working. All admitted full-time PhD students are awarded a full funding package and are assigned to a faculty mentor. There is no separate application for this funding program.


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.