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Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis in Educational Technology), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #95 (ARWU) Gainesville, FL, United States
The Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis in Educational Technology) program offered at the University of Florida is a campus-based program designed to prepare stewards of the discipline. 
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Program Highlights

Potential students should carefully study the distinctions between the Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees and consider which degree best helps them meet their career goals. The following courses are required to complete the campus-based Ph.D. program. 

Some courses are offered both online and face-to-face. Ph.D. students should take the courses face-to-face when indicated below. The remaining credits will be filled in with electives selected in consultation with your advisor and will include quantitative and qualitative research courses, at least one elective from outside the College of Education and dissertation hours. 

The Curriculum and Instruction (Emphasis in Educational Technology) program is offered at the University of Florida.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    54 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Research in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Multiple Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
  • Research in the STEM Disciplines
  • Foundations of Educational Technology
  • Designing Integrated Media Environments 
  • Managing Educational Projects
  • Human-Computer Interaction and the Learner
  • Advanced Instructional Design
  • Instructional Design
  • Seminar in Educational Media and Instructional Design 
  • Optional Minor Outside of School of Teaching Learning 
  • Research Methodology 
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 
  • Three letters of recommendation from university faculty
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    631 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 631 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    528 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 528 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gainesville

  • 900 - 1340 USD/month
    Living Costs

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