The Ph.D. program in Educational Communication and Technology is a rigorous research-oriented doctorate that prepares scholars who study the relationship between people, technology/media, and learning in all contexts. ECT doctoral students are trained in cognitive science, the learning sciences, game studies, and design-based methodologies to conduct original research on how technology and media can support learning. Students can also participate in our design-oriented studio-based learning courses, and are encouraged to combine theoretical research with design and practice in appropriate learning contexts. The program is highly selective and fully funded for full-time students.

Admissions-related inquiries should be directed to:

Steinhardt Graduate Admissions
+1 212 998 5030 |

All other correspondence regarding the program should be directed to the doctoral coordinator, Professor Jan Plass.

Program in Educational Communication and Technology
2 MetroTech Center, 8th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201
+1 646 997 0734

Prospective students are encouraged to sign up using the Request Info button above to learn about program events and information sessions, held both face-to-face and online each semester; in addition, prospective doctoral students should familiarize themselves with program faculty and their research.