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Engineering Education Systems and Design PhD


Learn how you can build a career dedicated to transforming how students at all levels learn and perceive engineering. As a graduate of the engineering education systems and design PhD program, you will be ready to take competitive positions in top-tier research institutions as exemplary scholars and teachers, or as leaders at universities, science centers, government agencies, museums, policy-setting institutions, or industries.


Join us for a webinar to meet faculty, learn about their research areas, and discover how alumni are using their degrees in the industry.

November 6, informational sessions (tentative schedule below)
November 9, meet our faculty


Tentative schedule for November 6:

10:30am-11:45am: Introduction to EESD at ASU

11:45am-12:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm-1:15pm: Program overview and funding

1:15pm-1:45pm: Alumni panel

1:45pm-2:15pm: Faculty panel

2:15pm-2:30pm: Break

2:30pm-3:30pm: TBD

3:00pm-4:35pm: Student panel

3:45pm-4:00pm: Closing, Q&A

*Registered applicants will be invited to sign up for individual faculty meetings on November 9.

Applicant qualifications

We welcome all applicants

  • STEM students or alumni, professional engineers
  • Per the ASU Charter, our success is measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed.
  • Excited about research and teaching in engineering education
  • Committed to preparing future generations of engineers
  • Passionate about improving engineering education for underrepresented students
  • Interested in pivoting to a career in academia
  • Motivated to become an engineering education change agent
  • Dedicated to transforming the engineering education ecosystem

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a STEM field prior to matriculation into the EESD Ph.D. program. See the EESD homepage for more information.

Personalized PhD experience

Students have the flexibility to choose graduate-level courses that support their research interests and career aspirations. Six core engineering education courses are required. Additional courses can come from a breadth of disciplines. See degree requirements for the detailed curriculum.

Deadlines and funding

Priority Application Deadlines (to maximize chances for funding support)

January 15: Fall semester 

August 15: Spring semester 


Funding Your PhD

Students may receive a stipend and tuition remission through the following opportunities: fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

For more information about the virtual open house please contact Dina Verdín or Mayra Artiles.