Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Instructional Technology (Ph.D.)

Application Deadlines

spring fall
Final Deadline: Nov. 1 Final Deadline: June 15

Admission Criteria

  • No GRE scores are required. 
  • Successful completion of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 
  • An overall GPA of 3.00 or above (on a 4-point scale) for undergraduate degree work is required. GPA calculations may be based upon the cumulative units or the last 60 units of the degree. Graduate work should be at a GPA level of 3.75, though GPAs as low as 3.40 can be considered. See graduate admission policies for more information and exceptions. 
  • Prerequisite Knowledge: The committee will seek evidence of prerequisite knowledge in the following areas: instructional design, educational psychology, research design and statistics. Applicants 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.  
  • Interview may be required upon the request of the Admissions Committee of the Instructional Technology faculty.

Application Requirements

Submit an online application, application fee and official transcripts, along with:

  • Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation from two professionals, including one from a professional familiar with the academic work of the candidate. (Note: Only letters on organizational letterhead will be accepted.) 
  • Letter of Intent: Letter of intent describing professional goals in seeking the degree, areas of interest/specialization and why you as a candidate see the program as a good fit. 
  • Academic Writing Sample: Your academic writing sample should be original work and showcase critical analysis and clear communication of ideas, demonstrating your aptitude for graduate-level writing (APA format). 
  • Digital Learning Sample and Reflection Paper: Demonstrates the integration of technology into your field of expertise (such as instruction or training).
  • Optional Resume/vitae: A current professional resume.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.

Additionally, for international students, the following exams are accepted for English proficiency with their required minimum scores for this program: 

  • TOEFL: overall score of 100
  • IELTS: 7.0 with subscores of 7.0 in each section 
  • PTE: 68
  • Duolingo: 120