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  • The Applied Technology and Performance Improvement Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is a world class program that focuses on the multidisciplinary nature of human resource development, performance improvement, and workforce innovation. This research-oriented degree, with an emphasis on university-level teaching, is designed to prepare students for careers as scholars/researchers. The program is also designed for individuals seeking opportunities in the business environment as training and development managers or as private consultants.

    The program is well-balanced with major core courses concentrating on philosophical, theoretical, and foundational curricula as well as more practice-oriented courses focusing on emerging trends, issues, and technological innovations to enhance learning and performance in this dynamic field. Combined with the core courses, the program also has a strong research component oriented toward developing research skills encompassing a variety of methodologies. The program is also supported by a minor emphasizing a cognate area which expands leadership perspectives.

    Unique to our program is a doctoral portfolio that students are required to complete during coursework and prior to the dissertation phase. The primary purpose of the portfolio is to actively engage students, under the guidance of faculty, in three critical areas of scholarship: research, teaching, and service. The experiential knowledge gained while creating the portfolio, highly shapes our students in becoming true scholars and leaders in the field. Graduates of our program hold positions in high level professions in academic settings and industry, both nationally and internationally.

    Our faculty prescribes to the Academy of Human Resource Development's standards on Ethics and Integrity, and Graduate Program Excellence.

    Thank you for your interest in our program. This page contains information about admission to the Applied Technology & Performance Improvement (ATPI) doctoral program at the University of North Texas. Admission into the ATPI doctoral program is a simple two-step process:

    Step 1: Admission to the Graduate School

    Information for admission to the Graduate School can be found at through the Toulouse Graduate School.

    You have two options for admission into the graduate school:

    • Graduate Non-degree (exploration option)
    • Program Specific Application - ATPI (streamline option)

    If you have questions about this step, please contact the Graduate School or the ATPI Administrative Assistant.

    Department of Learning Technologies
    3940 N. Elm, Suite G150
    Denton, Texas 76207
    Phone: (940) 565-2057
    Fax: (940) 565-4194

    Step 2: Admission to the ATPI program

    Acceptance into the Toulouse Graduate School does not guarantee acceptance into the ATPI doctoral program.

    The graduate faculty of the ATPI program determines the full-acceptance of all students into the program. This determination is made through an admissions portfolio. The portfolio is your opportunity to professionally present yourself to the entire graduate faculty. It has been our experience that this portfolio is one of the best reflections of a person's readiness to enter the ATPI doctoral program.

    Program Application Deadlines

    • Doctoral students must have their COMPLETED portfolios turned into the ATPI office no later than April 15th for Fall program admission.
    • Doctoral students must have their COMPLETED portfolios turned into the ATPI office no later than October 15th for Spring and Summer program admission.

    The admission portfolio must be completed as outlined in the Admission Checklist. This document provides a list of material that must be provided in your admission portfolio.

    There are no formal formatting requirements for the applicant's admissions portfolio. However, we do ask that you organize the portfolio in the order described in the admissions checklist document. Additionally, please make it easy to read and understand.

    The admissions portfolio must be completed and submitted for graduate faculty within 90 days of provisional admission to the ATPI program. If you have not completed and submitted your portfolio within this time period you will be denied program admission.

    If you have questions about this step, please contact the ATPI Administrative Assistant or the ATPI Doctoral Advisor.

    Department of Learning Technologies
    3940 N. Elm, Suite G150
    Denton, Texas 76207
    Phone: (940) 565-2057
    Fax: (940) 565-4194

    After you have been formally admitted into the Applied Technology & Performance Improvement doctoral program you visit with the program coordinator to help you determine your graduate advisor and to help you with the next steps of your doctoral program.

    Thank you for your interest in our doctoral program.

    Additional Information

    Doctoral Program Handbook