Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation, Ph.D.

The doctoral degree in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to deeply investigate areas related to learning, performance, technologies, and instructional tools.

This program balances an in-depth focus on scholarly inquiry and research methods with practical experience through internships, apprenticeships, community participation, work with faculty, and more. Through collaborative projects and an active residency program, students develop into scholars who can conduct, publish, and consume research in a variety of instructional and professional settings. Opportunities are available for collaborating with faculty members in research, teaching, and grant writing.

Application Deadline: December 1 | More admissions information

The doctoral program of study is composed of course work, community building with professionals in our field, and residency activities in which you engage in research and other scholarly activities. Generally, pursuing a doctorate requires full-time study to gain depth of knowledge and research methods.

Our goal is to help our doctoral students become scholarly. This takes focus, effort, time, and commitment from both IDD&E faculty and doctoral students. And it pays off! Our graduates have earned their ways into highly sought-after academic and research positions all over the world. They have grown into high-level leadership positions in business and industry, military and government, higher education, and other contexts, and many are world-class authors, hold elected positions in major associations, and consult on national and international initiatives.

We have strong working relationships and valued adjunct faculty from Syracuse University units including Project Advance, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and Office of Professional Research & Development, where students can gain essential experience and advanced professional practice.

Our faculty members are highly collaborative and respected in their fields, holding leadership positions in national and international professional associations including the Association for Educational Communications & TechnologyAmerican Evaluation Association, and American Educational Research Association. Students have opportunities to collaboratively conduct, author, and present research with faculty.

Expertise in teaching and instruction is also developed with the department and with participation in the Future Professoriate Program. This includes orientations, year-round services for teaching assistants, and opportunities to co-teach with fellow doctoral students and department faculty, guest lecture, and independent instruction.

Program Contacts

Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment|315.443.2505
Speranza Migliore
Xiaoxia Huang, Associate Professor|315.443.5255
Xiaoxia Huang