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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Instructional Technology - PHD

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Degree Title and Name:  Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology

Program Name and Number:  Instructional Technology – Ph6225

Department/Unit:  Educational Studies

Delivery Mode:  Athens Campus/Hybrid

Term(s) of Entry:  Fall, Spring, Summer

Program Overview:  The doctoral specialization in Instructional Technology is designed for individuals whose major professional interest is exploring research and theory in instructional and informational technologies.

The program prepares graduates for positions as technology leaders in state technology agencies, professional development centers, educational technology centers, or distance learning projects; as instructional designers for educational enterprises; and for faculty positions in higher education. It may also prepare individuals for technology leadership positions in ministries of education and higher education administration.

The Instructional Technology program offers rich and engaging classroom instruction and learning, accompanied by occasional blended or hybrid online delivery. Many courses are offered at night to accommodate working professionals. It accepts applications for the doctoral program any semester of the year.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • To obtain a rich conceptual and application-based understanding of instructional technology, particularly as it pertains to teaching, research and instructional design.
  • To become effective researchers with the use of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods approaches.
  • To develop and exhibit a strong aptitude for writing, speaking, and listening.
  • To become contributors to the academic discipline of instructional technology.

Opportunities for Graduates:  The Instructional Technology Doctoral Program provides an opportunity for educators, researchers and educational leaders to build and enhance capacities in instructional design, innovation and technology planning and implementation in local, regional, state, national, and international arenas. The program is committed to prepare locally-engaged and globally-minded agents of change graduates who can effect positive change through innovation as instructional designers, technologists, researchers and teachers.

Link to Program:  https://www.ohio.edu/education/ed-studies/instructional-tech

Graduation Requirements:  The following requirements must be satisfied to graduate.

  • Successful completion of at least 68 credit hours of coursework and 10 dissertation hours.
  • Completion of professional development seminars
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive examination
  • Completion of a committee approved dissertation proposal
  • Completion of a committee approved dissertation study

Doctoral students are in residency for 8 credit hours for two consecutive semesters, on the Athens campus.

  • Introductory courses: EDCT 6002, EDCT 6012, EDCT 6030,
  • Core courses: EDCT 6031, EDCT 6042, EDCT 6051, EDCT 6052, EDCT 7900, EDCT 7022
  • Scholarly tools: EDRE 7200, EDRE 7330, EDRE 7500, EDRE 7510, EDAD 8901
  • Proseminar: EDCT 8920
  • Dissertation writing: EDCT 8950

Culminating Experience:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Students complete a Dissertation.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants for admission must submit an application form. Application is for the Educational Studies Department. The code is PH6225. Applicants are evaluated on the bases of the following:

  • Academic Potential – Evidence of potential for academic work at the doctoral level includes:
  • Master’s GPA of 3.0;
  • Commentary from former professors, who provide letters of recommendation;
  • GRE composite verbal/quantitative score of 1050 (recommended); and
  • For international applicants, who are non-native speakers of English, a minimum TOEFL or IELTS is expected, as indicated on the website of the Graduate College.
  • Writing Ability – Writing ability sufficient to handle the requirements of doctoral course work is judged through an analysis of the autobiography submitted by the applicant.
  • Oral Communication – Competence in oral communication is evaluated through an interview conducted by at least two faculty members in the Educational Administration Program.
  • Commitment – Evidence of commitment to advanced graduate study is obtained from the letters of recommendation submitted by employers, supervisors, and former professors and from the applicant’s answers to questions posed in the interview.

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