Doctoral Degrees

Instructional Systems Technology

If you're an instruction design or human performance improvement professional, the Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology offers the opportunity to bridge the gap between research and practice.

You'll apply research findings to build and test processes, products, and services with the goal of producing instructional materials for education, training, or performance improvement environments. You'll also learn research skills you can use to conduct needs analyses of target audiences and measure the effectiveness of instructional products and solutions in these areas:

  • Instructional technology
  • Educational technology
  • Instructional design
  • Performance technology
  • Workplace learning and performance improvement

This 60-hour degree prepares you to take on management or leadership roles in organizations where instructional and performance technology is a key part of their mission.

Applicants must have a master's degree from an accredited institution. While course work is delivered primarily online, students will be required to attend the IST Annual Conference held in the spring during the first year they are in the program.

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