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SHSU’s Doctorate of Education in Instructional Technology

Doctoral Director

Dr. Debbie Morowski


Graduate Education Support

Office of Graduate Admissions

(Applicants and Prospective Students)


Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application with the application fee.
  2. Official transcript(s) showing receipt of a baccalaureate degree and a master's degree from an accredited institution. Candidates for admission to the professional practice Doctoral Program in Instructional Technology must have a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology or a similar degree which includes the foundational knowledge required for this proposed program. Documentation of the candidate's graduation from accredited institutions at the baccalaureate and masters level will be required.
  3. Applicants must submit an acceptable score on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections of the GRE.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from education or direct service settings, two of which should refer to direct experiences with instructional technology and/or multimedia design, and can speak to the candidate's potential for success in a doctorate program.
  5. A sample of the candidate's professional work such as a published article and/or an example of experience in instructional technology/multimedia design. This product should provide evidence of the candidate's potential for doctoral level scholarship and should be accompanied by a statement of the candidate's professional goals.
  6. A minimum of three years of teaching, direct services, administrative experience with technology, instructional design either in school, administrative, or business/industry. The types of professional experiences in an applicant's background will be viewed as evidence of both direct service tools, as well as commitment to the field of instructional technology.
  7. A current résumé or vita. 

Applicants should hold a master's degree in a related field, and the student's graduate GPA should be 3.5 or higher. In addition, three years full-time professional experience in a credible school, agency, or organization is required. 

Applicants meeting the above criteria may be invited for an interview with the doctoral admissions committee. This interview, conducted by graduate faculty of the University, provides the candidate an opportunity to demonstrate potential leadership, commitment to service, and an interest in applied research. A writing sample may be completed on site at the time of the interview. A candidate who fails to meet one of the criteria may receive probationary admission if he/she is sponsored by a doctoral faculty member.

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