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Dr. Doris Bolliger
Ed.D and Ph.D. Program Coordinator
|Domestic Students:||GPA: 3.0||GRE: min 900/291; min 4.0 (analytical writing)||
TOEFL: 550 min written or 80 min online, OR
IELTS : 6.5 min overall score
|GRE: min 900/291; min 4.0 (analytical writing)||
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.
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.
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Additional outreach course fees: $25/credit.
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
Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and test scores to UW Admissions
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.