The Engineering Education Systems and Design (EESD) Ph.D. program aims to increase the understanding and design of engineering education ecosystems, including the multiple inputs, outputs, and interactions within these ecosystems.

The program will prepare students to critically analyze and conduct research on aspects of these engineering education systems that are related to their scholarly interests. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped to take competitive positions in top-tier research institutions as exemplary scholars and teachers, or as leaders in engineering education in a variety of education settings such as universities, science centers, government agencies, museums, policy setting institutions, or industries.

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Degrees Offered

Engineering Education Systems and Design Ph.D.

The Polytechnic School

Polytechnic campus Mesa, Arizona

Application Deadlines


March 15


August 15

Priority Deadline:
These are priority deadlines. Applications received after this date may still be considered.

Graduate Admissions Services has a late application fee for students applying after the University deadline.

Financing Your Education

Fellowships through ASU and external resources, along with research and teaching assistant positions, offer many alternatives to fund your education expenses at ASU—often for multiple years or even the full course of study. Fellowship resources are limited, and many fellowships require U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States.

Fellowships are awarded on a highly competitive basis as part of the graduate program application process.

Financial Aid
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.

Admission Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU Graduate Standards
Fulton Schools of Engineering