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

    The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 60 hours of course work, including a minimum of twelve (12) hours of coursework outside the program area. This are should be related to the major in such areas as management, psychology, computer science, business communications, organizational behavior, philosophy, human resource management or sociology.

    The program of study includes an 18-hour research and statistics core and 9 hours of dissertation credit. The program includes a minor of 12 hours outside the program area.

    The Ph.D. dissertation is expected to make a significant contribution to the knowledge base in one of the traditions of thought related to Applied Technology & Performance Improvement.

    In order to advance to doctoral candidacy status, the student must successfully defend a portfolio of work. See the Requirements Document for portfolio requirements.

    Major Courses - 21 hours

    • LTEC 6011 (3) Technological Innovations in Training and Development
    • LTEC 6121 (3) Leadership Development in Applied Technology and Training
    • LTEC 6210 (3) Trends and Issues in Applied Technology and Training
    • LTEC 6021 (3) Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development
    • LTEC 6171 (3) Consulting Skills
    • LTEC 6181 (3) Evaluation and Accountability in Applied Technology and Training
    • LTEC 6900 (3) Special Problems in Learning Technologies

    Research/Statistics/Measurement - 18 hours

    • EPSY 6010 (3) Statistics for Educational Research
    • EPSY 6020 (3) Research Methods in Education
    • EPSY 6280 (3) Qualitative Research Methods
    • EPSY 6XXX (3) Consultation w/ Major Professor
    • EPSY 6XXX (3) Advanced Course in Consultation w/ Major Professor
    • LTEC 6480 (3) Research Seminar

    Dissertation Courses - 9 hours

    • LTEC 6950 (9) Doctoral Dissertation

    Minor Courses - 12 hours
    (Outside the ATPI major)

    Suggested areas include:

    • Learning Technologies
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Computer Science
    • Management
    • Business Communication
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Human Resource Management
    • Philosophy

    Additional Requirements

    Three years of approved teaching/training experience or completion of the following leveling courses:

    • LTEC 5100: Principles of Applied Technology, Training and Development
    • LTEC 5121: Corporate Training Presentation Skills
    • LTEC 5440: Facilitation Strategies

    Transfer hours

    Students may transfer up to 12 hours from an approved university (no more than 6 hours in minor).

    Dr. Karen Johnson
    Doctoral Advisor
    UNT Discovery Park
    3940 N. Elm, G150
    Denton, TX 76203
    Karen.Johnson@unt.edu
    Phone: 940-565-3174