Educational Technology & Learning Design PhD


Program Prerequisites:

A thesis-based MA from Simon Fraser University or its equivalent from a recognized institution with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5/4.33 will normally be required for admission, as well as submitted evidence that the applicant is capable of undertaking substantial original research. SFU doctoral admission requirementsAcademic equivalency by country.

Frequently Asked Admission Questions on the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

We seek applicants from a wide variety of educational and technical backgrounds. Those without prior coursework in Education or Psychology may be required to take one or more prerequisite courses.

PhD students with Master’s degree from other programs may need to satisfy some Master’s requirements along with doctoral courses.

  • Start Term: Fall 2022 (September)
  • Applications Open: October 1, 2021
  • Applications Close: December 1, 2021
  • Tuition 2021/22*: $1,985.88/term
    *Subject to estimated 2% fee increase each September.



Admissions Contacts:

For admissions/course registration, contact (; 778-782-4215). If unavailable, contact other staff in the Graduate Programs office.

Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.