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Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Technology & Performance Improvement
As of the Fall of 2016 both the ATPI and LT doctoral programs have merged into one doctoral program. This merger was designed to combine resources among the two programs as well as provide students with a variety of options within the same program. All new students are now being admitted into the LT doctoral program. This program currently consists of a curriculum core, a research core, topic selection, tools courses, and dissertation hours. For students interested in the ATPI PhD, topics courses focusing on Workplace Leadership and Performance (WLP) are available (this is where the original ATPI core courses will be offered).
Doctor of Philosophy in Learning Technologies (UNT and Distance Delivered)
The Ph.D. in Learning Technologies is available for residential study for students who can attend the UNT campus and via an online distance-delivered format for those who, due to distance or reason, cannot attend the UNT campus.
The doctorate in Learning Technologies focuses on defining, understanding, and expanding the synergy of technology and learning/instructional systems theory. The core of the Ph.D. program is the application of technologies within the learning process. Towards this end, a successful doctoral candidate demonstrates proficiency in skills and knowledge that allows the individual, upon graduation, to become a contributing scholar/practitioner in the field. Graduates work as faculty, instructors, teachers, instructional designers, directors of distance education, technology coordinators, trainers, and other professionals in the instructional, educational, and learning technology fields both in educational and corporate settings. The program has a focus on academic research and writing, which has resulted in a majority of graduating doctoral students holding positions at universities.