How to Apply

Admissions

Admission to doctoral study in learning technologies is competitive within the capacity of the program faculty to mentor doctoral students. Each prospective student will be subjected to an evaluation conducted by the Learning Technologies program graduate faculty each term/semester for a limited number of openings. The minimum requirements for admission include the following:

Minimum requirements for admission

  1. Degree Requirement

    • A Masters degree from an accredited institution, with a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or
    • Under some circumstances a Bachelor’s degree with sufficient additional courses required to secure a Masters degree on the way to a Ph.D. A total grade point average of 3.0 or a grade point average of 3.5 over the last 60 hours (on a 4.0 scale)
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing must be on file at the time the application is reviewed or submissions of the following materials

    • A scholarly presentation at a professional conference all related to Learning Technologies, and
    • Completion of 6 hours of graduate coursework in mathematics or statistics with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and
    • A scholarly publication in a respected, peer-reviewed setting.
    • or for international students that have completed the IELI program through level 6 and successfully completed the UNT Graduate Preparation Course (GPC) may be submitted in place of GRE scores.
  3. For international students, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or successful completion of the UNT Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) through level 6.

  4. Degree Program Application (contact LT-PhD@unt.edu to request application).

  5. A personal resume that includes a summary of teaching, administrative, and/or training experience.

  6. Personal statement (500 – 1000 words) of career objectives, which may include doctoral research areas of interest; research, professional or community experiences that demonstrate motivation, commitment and potential for doctoral work; accomplishments; communications skills; technology skills; and contribution to the diversity of the field.

  7. Three letters of recommendation.

    • One letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member currently working at an academic institution. This letter must acknowledge the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program’s doctoral program.
    • Letters can be sent direcly to LT-PhD@unt.edu
  8. Interview with program faculty, which is not a requirement, but may be requested by the admission committee.

Submission of Application

Click here to download the LT Ph.D. Application.

Click here for the LT Ph.D. Application Checklist.

Submit the following admission materials directly to the Toulouse Graduate School: 

  1. Completed application for admission (apply online at ApplyTexas.org)
  2. Transcripts from previous colleges attended
  3. GRE or GMAT scores.

Students who are needing to take the GRE, ETS has announced an at home testing solution for the GRE® General Test for students who have been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). You can find more information about it on their website by visiting https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/the-americas/"

These materials are processed by the Toulouse Graduate School and then forwarded to the program. Due to this processing time, it is imperative that you submit these materials well in advance of the program application deadline so that they are received by the program office before that date.

Submit the following materials directly to the LTEC Program office at LT-PhD@unt.edu:

  1. Personal resume
  2. Personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation (one must be from a faculty member)
  4. The L.T. Ph.D. Application

Submission Dates, Review of Application, and Semester Start upon Acceptance

Residency Option
Application Period Program Review Period Semester Start Upon Acceptance o Residential Offerings
Nov. 15- Mar. 10 Between Dec.and Mar. Summer & Fall Semester
Aug. 15- Nov. 15 Between Sep.and Dec. Spring Semester

 

Online Options - U.S. Students

In response to COVID-19 the department of Learning Technologies has extended the Fall 2020 application deadline to April 30th.

Application Deadline Program Review Period Upon Acceptance to Residency Program Option
March 10th Between Dec. and Mar. Fall Semester of next Cohort Start

 

Online Option - International Students

In response to COVID-19 the department of Learning Technologies has extended the Fall 2020 application deadline to April 30th.

Application Deadline Program Review Period Upon Acceptance to Residency Program Option
January 15th Between Jan. and Mar. Fall Semester of next Cohort Start

International students apply via the UNT International Office

Completed application packets are then distributed to the program admissions committee for review. If you have questions, please contact the LTEC office.