Placeholder image for Learning Technologies

Learning Technologies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The doctoral program in learning technologies prepares you to leverage computer-based and networked technologies to engage with learners. Ideal for people with a solid level of comfort using various forms of technology and social media. 
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The program draws professionals in K-12 education, post-secondary education, museums, libraries, corporations, government institutions, NGOs, and media enterprises.

This program supports the development of agency in our students in three ways: First, the curriculum blends basic and applied knowledge across disciplines. 

Second, our emphasis on experiential learning extends student vision beyond the local context. 

Third, our connections with organizations and institutions working in learning and media offer students access to an entire network of expertise.

Program Benefits

  • A scholar-practitioner model integrates theory and best practices
  • A strong alumni network creates influential business connections
  • The hybrid program format is specifically designed for the working professional
  • National and international trips provide a global perspective on technology and learning around the world
  • Small class sizes deliver an environment for strong faculty interaction, as well as long-term professional and personal relationships
  • The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning and offers students access to leading researchers in the field
  • A supportive learning environment and faculty with exemplary academic achievements and professional expertise


Pepperdine University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Social Science Research
  • Cognition, Learning, and Technology
  • New Media Literacy
  • Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
  • Social Learning Theory and Technology
  • Policy Development
  • Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds for Learning
  • Innovation and Change
  • Leadership
  • Qualitative Methods and Analysis
  • Applied Seminar in Learning Technologies
  • Knowledge Creation and Collaborative Learning
  • Inferential Statistics
  • Global Perspectives on Learning and Technology
  • Emerging Technologies and Research
  • Imagining Futures/Capstone
  • Preliminary Proposal Preparation
  • Academic Writing
  • Dissertation Research
  • Dissertation Completion

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Official student transcripts from the accredited colleges or universities that awarded your baccalaureate and master's degrees via one of the following approved companies:National Student Clearinghouse
  • Parchment
  • Two professional recommendations from your employer and a workplace colleague using this Recommendation Form. 
  • A Statement of Purpose (2,000 words minimum) describing your a) vision for technology, b) experience and background in technology, and c) personal goals related to the pursuit of this degree
  • Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (verbal and quantitative sections).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1550 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1550 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.


The Graduate School of Education and Psychology offers a financial aid program that provides assistance to more than 75% of the student body. For specific information about the types of financial aid available, please visit the Types of Aid section.

The Financial Aid Office staff is available to answer any questions you may have about the financial aid application process and the status of your financial aid, as well as to help you navigate through the details of funding your education at GSEP.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!