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Department of Professional Studies

PhD Degree in Education: Instructional Technology

Domestic Students: GPA: 3.0 GRE: min 900/291; min 4.0 (analytical writing)

Deadline:

Jan 15

Apply!
International Students:

TOEFL: 550 min written or 80 min online, OR

IELTS : 6.5 min overall score

GRE: min 900/291; min 4.0 (analytical writing)

Deadline:

Jan 15

Apply!


The PhD in Education (Instructional Technology) prepares students for academic research and teaching positions in higher education. Students move beyond the foundations of distance education, instructional design, and technology integration to focus on advanced applications and research. They explore authentic challenges in diverse settings and develop solutions to move research and practice forward. Through these experiences, students learn how to harness advanced research methods to expand professional knowledge and theory and present their findings at national and international conferences and in publications.

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 PhD program is 81 credit hours.  Effective preparation for the Ph.D. stems from collaborative research and inquiry into topics of mutual interest by students and faculty. The program is structured around a cognitive apprenticeship model.

Courses are offered in a combination of online and face-to-face formats. Students also complete a 4-semester campus residency focused on faculty/student research, collaborative teaching, and one-on-one mentoring. Students should expect to have a quality program characterized by small faculty-to-student ratios, program faculty teaching most classes, flexible advising sessions, a focus on community, and immersion in advanced research.

    >>Click here to see the list of required courses

    >>See course descriptions

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked 11th in the nation for best value! Click here for tuition details

Additional outreach course fees: $25/credit.

    >>Click here to learn about funding opportunities

Relevant Scholarships:

How to Apply

There is one application deadline for this program: January 15 for fall admission. 

Step 1: Apply to UW and Professional Studies 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 and 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 the application portal to request your letters)
      • A personal statement (see guidelines)
      • A current academic resume (see guidelines)
      • An academic essay (see guidelines)
      • Copies of GRE scores (official copies should be requested from GRE reporting and sent to UW Admissions) 
      • 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 after January 15. From this screening, a list of applicants will be invited for a telephone interview with program faculty.

Admission: Following the review of your application, faculty members vote to recommend admission or denial. You will receive a letter indicating acceptance or denial from the Department. If accepted, a faculty advisor will be assigned to you. You may decide whether to accept our offer of admission and notify us of your decision.


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Tiffany Kautzsch
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307-766-2366
tkautzsc@uwyo.edu

Dr. Doris Bolliger
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307-766-2167
dbollige@uwyo.edu

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