Ed.D. in Instructional Systems Technology (Online)

Instructional Systems Technology

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.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallJan 15Dec 1
    SpringN/AN/A
    SummerN/AN/A
    Fee$60$65
  • Admissions Requirements
    • 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:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.
  • Careers

    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.

    Some career options include:

    • E-learning developer
    • Instructional designer
    • Corporate trainer
    • Researcher
    • Professor
    • Education content developer
    • School or university administrator

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.