Doctoral Program Introduction

The Instructional Psychology and Technology doctoral program (PhD) is designed for full-time study. Students can select from classes in Instructional Design and Development, Research, Evaluation, Educational Measurement, and Assessment. Students participate in department seminars, interact with other students in group projects and informal study, collaborate with faculty, participate in internship experiences, and participate in comprehensive exam projects. Graduates may take positions as faculty at colleges and universities, administer or direct other instructional designers in private or public institutions, or work as individual consultants. PhD students complete the program in 3-5 years.

Specialization Areas

Instructional Design

Students specializing in instructional design may select courses from any of the options listed below under specialization courses.However, it is recommended that they emphasize IP&T courses in development and production.

Research and Evaluation

Students specializing in research and evaluation may select courses from any of the options listed below under specialization courses.However, it is recommended that they emphasize IP&T courses in research, evaluation and measurement.

Department Seminars

During the fall and winter semesters, professionals in IP&T related fields are invited to present and discuss their work. These seminars are open to all visitors and are a great opportunity to learn more about the field of instructional design and socialize with students, faculty, and professionals. Seminars take place on Wednesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in 359 MCKB.

Requirements