The PhD 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.

Program Benefits for International Students
If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in this program may also be eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.

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. 

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