IDT Doctor of Philosophy
The Teaching & Learning Ph.D. Program offers three areas of emphasis. Instructional Design & Technology was added in 2008.
The Instructional Design & Technology area of emphasis in the Teaching & Learning Doctoral Program is designed to prepare students to be active researchers and scholars in the field of Instructional Design and Technology, as well as in their academic careers in higher education. The T&L doctoral program with an emphasis in IDT focuses on understanding of various areas in instructional design, human learning, and the integration of technology in facilitating learning. Graduates of this degree program will be qualified to work as tenured faculty in IDT at any institution of higher education.
IDT doctoral students can be admitted into the program with or without a master’s degree in Instructional Design & Technology or related fields. IDT doctoral students who come in with a master’s degree in IDT will have to complete 60 credits in their program of study, and the students who come in without a master’s degree in IDT are required to complete 90 credits in their program of study. The IDT doctoral area of emphasis is NOT available as an online option. However, students without a master's degree in instructional design MAY complete the first 30 credits of the Ph.D. at a distance, and then complete the final 60 credits on-campus. Detailed credit requirements can be found here (with an IDT master’s degree) or here (without an IDT master’s degree).
Application Requirements and Deadline
All application materials are due by February 15 for summer, fall and spring admission. The application materials should include:
- Essay on a current issue in education
- discuss how your research areas and interests are related to the educational issue
- relate your answer to the field of instructional design & technology
- Professional resume
- Statement of professional/educational goals
- indicate area of emphasis to which you are applying (Instructional Design & Technology)
- indicate your research areas and interests
- Application forms (online)
- Three letters of recommendation
- A $35 application fee
For detailed information about each item list above, please visit the T&L Doctoral Program Admission page.