About this Program

Thank you for visiting us at the Ph.D. in Technology site. The program offers a diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum with state-of-the-art opportunities for students with a wide array of scholarly interests.

The Ph.D. in Technology curriculum at Eastern Michigan University prepares students to become leaders in a global environment where technology is growing exponentially across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Grounded by a solid foundation of Ph.D. core courses and Ph.D. research skills courses, students work with an adviser to customize a program of study to their unique interests. The many diverse graduate programs housed within the GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology give students a great deal of flexibility when designing a program of study.

The Ph.D. in Technology curriculum is based on the following perspectives:

  • How science and society interact to shape technology applications;
  • How technology applications are managed and assessed in society;
  • How technical, organizational and human dimensions influence technology applications;
  • How technological practices, ethics, and technological literacy impact each other.

The program prepares graduates for increased responsibility in settings such as faculty positions in higher education, high-level management positions in government and industry, and careers in policy analysis and research.

  • Admissions

    Consideration for Admittance - Application Deadline: January 31

    For complete up-to-date application information, please visit the EMU Catalog.

  • Financial Aid

    Graduate Assistantships

    A number of graduate assistantships are awarded each year to qualified students. Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) and be enrolled in the Ph.D. program as a full-time student. Full-time is defined as being enrolled in a minimum of 6-8 credits each Fall and Winter semester.

    Graduate assistants are assigned to faculty members in their area of research interest. Graduate assistants are assigned to assist faculty members with their research and teaching activities 10 or 20 hours per week. Assignments may include assistance with class preparations, data collection, preparation and analysis of research activities. Graduate assistantships include a tuition scholarship for 9 (10 hr/week) or 18 (20 hr/week) credits per academic year and a stipend based upon current policies. Fill out an application for graduate assistant position.

    Doctoral Fellowships

    The doctoral fellowship is a distinction of honor awarded to highly competitive, full-time, research-oriented students who have completed 12 credit hours in the Ph.D. program and have a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade point average.

    Fellows must enroll in and complete at least eight hours of graduate-level course work in each of the Fall and Winter terms of the award. They must continue to be enrolled for at least one credit every Spring and Summer term as well. The fellowships are 12-month appointments that require 10 or 20 hours of work per week.

    This award provides a scholarship of 14 (10 hr/week) or 27 (20 hr/week) credits of tuition annually and a stipend. An application for a doctoral fellowship may be completed at

    Graduate School Scholarships

    View a list of scholarships offered by EMU.

  • Resources

At a Glance

  • Number of Credits: 60



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