Ph.D. Online

Learning Technologies

Pepperdine University

48 months
1665 USD/credit 22061 USD/year
1665 USD/credit 22061 USD/year
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The Doctor of Education in Learning Technologies program at the Pepperdine University prepares students to lead learning technologies arms of schools, corporations, and other public and private organizations. 


Key facts:

  • The Learning Technologies program at the Pepperdine University is ideal for individuals with a high level of comfort and proficiency using technology and social media.
  • This online hybrid program is designed to provide students with the expertise to effectively leverage new and emerging learning technologies to facilitate learning and development in the workplace and school. Embracing the scholar-practitioner model of professional training, this program emphasizes experiential learning to support the development of agency in our students. 
  • Required national and international trips are woven into the program, providing students with access to leading researchers in the field, and a global perspective on technology and learning around the world. This program culminates in a doctoral dissertation.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




53 alternative credits


  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission with a nonrefundable processing fee.

  • Official student transcripts from the regionally accredited colleges or universities that awarded your baccalaureate and master's degrees
  • Two professional recommendations using the Recommendation Section in our online application.
  •  A Three-Part Statement of Purpose (2,000 word minimum) describing (1) vision for technology, (2) experience or background in technology, and (3) personal goals related to the pursuit of this degree
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE—verbal and quantitative sections) taken within the past five years
  • Your professional CV or resume
  • A personal or group interview with a program director for qualified applicants who apply to the program.
  • If your baccalaureate or master's degree GPA is lower than 3.0 or you're seeking an exception to our TOEFL test requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1665 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    22061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1665 USD per credit during 48 months.


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