The Doctorate in Educational Innovation is based on the formation of individuals capable of contributing, by means of research, towards theoretical-practical knowledge of education; equally to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of educational projects with the goal of innovating and carrying out positive change in organizations. Through this program students will develop capacity for self-learning, creative and critical thinking, collaborative work, and the ability to effectively express themselves in writing and orally.

In this era of globalization, educational institutions and learning organizations are faced with the challenge of examining and changing the way they operate, they incorporate the use of new technologies and new forms of teaching and learning. Our current world and the future world will require its inhabitants to have the ability to visualize, to plan, to motivate people to change their manner of thinking and being. The Doctorate in Educational Innovation invites its participants to examine today’s society from the individual, organizational, systemic and social perspectives with the purpose of examining, defining, reformulating, planning and facilitating educational change. This program prepares for researching and generating new knowledge that contributes to the scientific advancement in areas like student-centered learning, the new work of the teacher in a knowledge society, the innovative use of technology as an educational medium that promotes equity, the new models of administration add educational growth, and the teaching and promotion of scientific thought within a scholarly context.

The aim of the PhD in Educational Innovation comprises:

  • The preparation of individuals who are capable of contributing, through research, to the theo- retical-practical knowledge  of  education;  and of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of educational projects, seeking to innovate and achieve positive change in organizations.
  • The preparation of leaders and agents of change who examine today’s society, from individual, organizational, systemic and social perspecti- ves, in order to examine, define, reformulate, plan and facilitate the process of educational change.
  • An internationalization program for stays at top universities and research centers around the world is available for the students.
  • The academic program’s faculty is made up of research professors where almost the majority belongs to Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI, Spanish).

 Tecnológico de Monterrey holds accreditations such as: SACS*, CIEES, SEP, and CONACYT**

*Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

** See the accreditation’s validity of our programs and their benefits in accordance with CONACYT’s provisions, at Mexico’s National Quality Graduate Programs official website.

Professors, researchers, directors, and management personnel from formal educational institutions willing to act as truthful change agents, such as academics and researchers with a lively interest in scientific research as the main mechanism for innovation in education.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  • Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree Certificate, where the following information is indicated:
          a. The overall GPA.
          b. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  •  Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree.
  • Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally with a research project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  • Obtain at least 585 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  • Obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument for assessing the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

* The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee
 ** Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


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Upon completion of the program the participants will be people with a solid academic background capable of:


Knowledge Skills

  • Presenting the necessary credentials in terms of research undertaken, papers published a specialization in an area of knowledge and training in research in order to aspire to a position of professor at any Mexican of foreign university.
  • Undertaking research that contributes to the theoretical-practical knowledge of education (in various contexts).

Development Skills

  • Design, implement and evaluate educational projects that contribute to educational institutions and other organizations responding to social development, the politics and the economy of the community, and with the care for the nearby environment.
  • Identify the necessities of educational institutions and other educational organizations, planning and executing the necessary actions to satisfy them. 
  • Make use of modern informational technology and communication that gives rise to collaborative work amongst networks of people both nationally and internationally.

Attitudinal Skills

  • Practicing proactive leadership in different types of organizations that accomplish educational activities where they work, designing and proposing projects of educational innovation that result in concrete and sustainable advances in the long term.