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Learning, Design, and Technology Program

EdD Degree

Domestic Students: GPA: 3.0 GRE: Waived 



International Students:

TOEFL: 550 min written or 80 min online, OR

IELTS : 6.5 min overall score

GRE: Waived 




Interested in our program? Review our Doctoral Student Handbook for details.

The next Ed.D. Orientation session is scheduled for Friday, Septmber 18, 2020.

The EdD degree program prepares students for a variety of careers (design, communication,

instruction, etc.) in settings such as K-12 education, corporate and government centers, and higher education institutes.  Students study the work of numerous researchers and theorists working within the fields of instruction, learning, communication, information, and design.  This includes those who have proposed theoretical models of the connections between external events of instruction and internal events of cognition and learning.

The EdD program in instructional technology moves beyond the foundations of distance education, instructional design, and technology integration to focus on advanced application and research. Students apply design, development, and evaluation principles to explore authentic challenges and develop real solutions in diverse settings. Through these experiences, students learn how to use advanced research methods to explore workplace problems, design and deliver solutions, and implement and evaluate change. Emphasis is placed on in-depth mentoring and collaboration, advanced research, development of real-world applications, and training solutions offered through both face-to-face and distance delivery platforms.

International Students: Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program! Either a TOEFL score or an IELTS score is acceptable. We require a minimum score of 80 for the online TOEFL exam, with minimum scores of 20 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current. For the IELTS exam, we require a  minimum overall score of 6.5, with minimum scores of 6 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current.

Program Details

The EdD program is 81 credits.  The theory, research, and resulting instructional principles are addressed in courses in the following areas: (a) instructional design, visual literacy, and change (b) media development and production; and (c) instructional management, implementation, and technology integration. Graduate students in the program can take all of their coursework online. Beginning in Fall 2020, all students are expected to attend a one-day campus orientation during their first fall semester.

    >>Course schedule

    >>Course descriptions

    >>Required courses starting Fall 2019

Tuition and Fees

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Note: All courses offered via UW at a Distance.

Additional UW at a Distance course fee: $25/credit.

Please refer to the Cost of Attendance page for details.

>>Click here to learn more about funding opportunities

Relevant Scholarships:

How to Apply

There are no application deadlines for this program. Applications are reviewed upon completion.

Step 1: Apply to UW and to the program through the online applicant portal

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link, your temporary username, and password
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (applications with missing documents will not be considered)
    • Required documents for this program application: >>Click here for Application Guidelines
      • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
      • Three letters of recommendation (use application portal to request your letters)
      • A personal statement (see guidelines)
      • A current academic resume (see guidelines
      • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

 Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and test scores to UW Admissions

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
  • Official copies of GRE scores should be sent directly from GRE Reporting to UW Admissions 
    • Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071

Interview:  Applications will be screened and from this screening, a list of applicants will be invited for a telephone interview with program faculty.

Admission: LDT faculty review applications on a rolling basis and makes recommendations to the Office of Admissions. Then Admissions will make the final decision and contact the applicant.

Contact Us

Britany Kathan

Office Associate

Phone: (307) 766-2366



Dr. Mia Williams

Program Coordinator

Phone: (307) 766-2004


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