Doctor of Philosophy in Learning Technologies Admissions Process
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 cohort for a limited number of openings.
Summer/Fall 2024 Deadline: December 31, 2023
All application materials to the Toulouse Graduate School and the Dept. of Learning Technologies must be received by the deadline above to be considered complete. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to apply early. Completed application packets are submitted to the PhD program's faculty voting committee for review.
New cohorts for both program formats start every fall semester. Summer semester start dates are also available for online students who would like to complete the required PhD Tools courses in advance (9 credit hours).
Minimum requirements for admission
- Masters degree from an accredited institution. Must have 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)
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. Includes verbal, quantitative and analytical writing must be on file at the time the application is reviewed.
- Automatic waiver of GRE for students graduating from our LT Master’s in the last 3 years.
- Waiver of GRE for students graduating from any UNT Master’s in the last 3 years with GPA of 3.5 or above.
- Upon program review, waiver of GRE for students graduating from another university’s LT-equivalent program in the last 3 years with 3.5 or above.
International students must submit a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or successfully complete courses at the UNT Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) through level 6.
Submission of Application
The Dept. of Learning Technologies admits new doctoral students into cohorts that start every fall, regardless of format.
Submit the following materials to the Toulouse Graduate School
- Application: Complete an initial application at ApplyTexas.org and pay the application fee ($75)
- Transcripts: Submit all official transcripts to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School
- Test Scores: Submit official GRE scores to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School (please review the GRE waivers above, listed under the minimum requirements) to determine if you need to submit scores)
Transcripts and test scores are processed by the Toulouse Graduate School only. Please direct questions about these materials to GradAdmission@unt.edu or 940-565-2383.
Due to 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 department before that date.
Submit the following materials to the LT Department at LT-PhD@unt.edu
- Personal Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Includes a summary of teaching, administrative, and/or training experience.
- Personal Statement
- Outline and describe career objectives; state doctoral research areas of interest; previous research experience; 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.
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
- One (1) 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.
- Writing Sample
- Expository essay on any topic in research, theory or practice. Must be 2-3 pages.
- Completed LT Ph.D. Preferred Advisor Form
- (Optional) Interview with a program faculty member may be requested by the admission committee.
Summer/Fall 2024 Deadline: December 31, 2023
New cohorts for both program formats start every fall semester. Summer semester start dates are also available for online students who would like to complete the required PhD Tools courses in advance (9 credit hours). Your application materials must be received by the deadline above to be considered complete. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to apply early.
Completed application packets are submitted to the PhD program's faculty voting committee for review.
- Appli cants who do not hold either U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident alien status should apply to the International Admissions Office.
- An international applicant's bachelor's degree and master's degree should be equivalent to a U.S. four-year bachelor's and two-year master's degree, respectively.
- All documents should be submitted at least six months before enrollment date.