- Successful completion of a master’s degree in instructional technology or related
field from a regionally accredited college or university**.
- An overall GPA of 3.00 or above for undergraduate degree work is required. Graduate
work should be at a GPA level of 3.75, though GPAs as low as 3.40 can be considered.
- For international students, a TOEFL score of 100, IELTS 7.0 overall with a 7.0 in
each section is required.
- Interview may be required upon the request of the Admissions Committee of the Instructional
- Letter of intent describing professional goals in seeking the degree, areas of interest/specialization
and why the candidate sees the program as a good fit for him/her.
- GRE general scores in analytic, quantitative and verbal areas. The GRE cannot be waived.
- Letters of recommendation from two professionals, including one from a professional
familiar with the academic work of the candidate. Only letters on organizational letterhead
will be accepted. Only letters on organizational letterhead will be accepted.
- Academic writing sample (APA Format)
- Digital learning sample and reflection paper that demonstrates the integration of technology into the applicant’s field of expertise
(such as instruction or training)
- Optional supplemental material: Resume/vitae
Application materials are reviewed by the admission committee using a competitive
review process. In reviewing applications, the committee will seek evidence of prerequisite
knowledge in the following areas: instructional design, educational psychology, research
design and statistics. Students who do not have this prerequisite knowledge may be
asked to complete one credit-directed reading activity to improve background knowledge
and help prepare for doctoral course work.
A limited number of students are accepted into the doctoral program each year in order
to maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio. Application materials must be submitted
in full by the following deadlines for consideration of acceptance for fall and spring
- Fall admission: May 1
- Spring admission: November 1
Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions.
**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.