The Ph.D. program in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation prepares students to deeply investigate areas related to learning, performance, technologies, and instructional tools.
This program in the Department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation 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.
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.
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.