Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology (Online)
Bridge the gap between research and practice as you help develop performance technology
You’ll learn how to 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 gain experience you can use to conduct needs analysis of target audiences and measure the effectiveness of instructional products and solutions.
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.
International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
The Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.
Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Master’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Resume (required from international students only)
Two letters of recommendation
GRE scores are not required for applicants who have obtained a 3.75 GPA or higher for their masters degree coursework from an accredited U.S. institution.
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)
A degree in instructional systems technology has applications not just in educational settings, but in corporations, government, military, and nonprofit organizations. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared to solve instructional problems and to tackle human performance issues, from training factory workers to use new equipment to developing a change management plan for introducing new management practices in a global company.