Doctor of Philosophy Concentration


Offered on USF's Tampa campus

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Instructional Technology is designed to prepare scholars for leadership roles in colleges, universities, corporations, the military, and other venues where research, development, and implementation of technology-based instructional methods and materials take place.

The specific mission of our program includes:

  • To foster disciplined and rigorous inquiry into educational practices and theories in Instructional Technology.
  • To prepare skilled researchers who can design and conduct original research in instructional technology, and who possess the technical and personal skills for similarly preparing new researchers/philosophers of instructional technology.
  • To prepare philosophers of instructional technology, who have thorough knowledge of the scholarly literature base and who are aware of the scholarly and other professional organizations devoted to the field.
  • To prepare professional educators who possess special expertise with technology, who are able to apply appropriate technological means to instructional processes and who function as "change agents" in the field.