Nova Southeastern University

Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences

Information Technology in Education, MS and PhD


3301 College Avenue

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Computing Technology in Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This 36 credit-hour program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals such as educators, trainers, administrators, technical support staff, and developers working in the public or private sector. The program blends educational theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems. It enhances knowledge of how computers, software, and other forms of information technology can be used to improve learning outcomes. The program’s online format offers full-time students the opportunity to earn the master’s degree in 12 months and working professionals the opportunity to earn the degree in 16–24 months. Graduates with the M.S. in Information Technology in Education are able to: (1) incorporate effectively both existing and emerging educational and information technology to improve learning in either educational or training environments; (2) train or mentor others to incorporate effectively educational and information technology as an enhancement to educational or training efforts; (3) make informed decisions or recommendations regarding adoption considerations of existing or emerging educational and information technologies in a learning environment; and (4) communicate effectively with professionals both within and outside educational and training environments. This program offers a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computing Technology in Education. Its cluster format combines on-campus and online instruction to provide professionals the opportunity to pursue graduate study while continuing to work in their current positions. The program addresses (1) the use of information technology to improve cognition; (2) the development, management, and evaluation of computing systems that support the educational process; and (3) the role of computing and other advanced technology in education and training. The program is especially well suited to educational administrators, college faculty members, directors of academic computing, teachers of all grades, district and building technology administrators, industry and armed forces trainers, and instructional system designers and developers. It provides information technology professionals with the knowledge and ability to develop creative solutions to substantive real-world problems. Each student must complete eight core courses, two research courses, and a dissertation. After students complete the course requirements they may apply for the educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree. Graduates with the Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education will: (1) possess advanced knowledge and deeper understanding of the field of computing technology in education; (2) communicate professionally and ethically about computing technology in education research issues; (3) identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly literature related to the field of computing technology in education; and (4) generate new knowledge through research/scholarship and disseminate that knowledge to others using the necessary technical and intellectual skills to produce a written document that makes an original contribution to the field of computing technology in education.


Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: NSU's Office of Student Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. For assistance with financial aid, students should contact the Financial Aid Office. NSU FAFSA Code: 001509.

Locale: Large Suburb

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