Instructional Design & Technology (PhD)
Program at a Glance
|Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Education|
|Darden College of Education: Instructional Design and Technology Program|
|Cost: $437-456 per credit hour *|
|Required: 60 credit hours|
|Learning Environment: Online synchronousAccess course material online from any location and participate in regularly scheduled online class meetings.|
ODU's ID&T program provides you with a solid grounding in instructional design, cognitive theory and research to meet current challenges in this field. Our wide variety of course offerings is designed to give the you a strong background in both theory and practice.
This program provides the flexibility you need to pursue your individual interests. The rigorous course of study will prepare you for a future in instructional technology in a variety of venues.
Prerequisites are FOUN 722 and IDT 617 or equivalent. This PhD program is a post master’s degree. If you do not have a master’s degree (most fields are acceptable), then you might want to consider the master’s degree in ID&T.
Structure of the PhD Program
- ID&T Core Courses - 21 hours
- Research Core - 15 hours
- Instructional Design concentration - 9 hours
- Capstone Course and Dissertation - 15 hours
All students can choose to study the following:
- Instructional Design
- Instructional Message Design
- Distance Education
- Evaluation & Assessment
- Design of Technology-Mediated Instruction
- Human Performance Technology
- Quantitative and Qualitative Research
- Modeling and Simulation (Certificate)
Further details can be found in the PhD Handbook and Doctoral Plan of Work on the department's web site.
Admission decisions are based on several criteria including GPA (graduate and undergraduate), a writing sample, GRE scores (analytical writing, verbal, and quantitative), letters of recommendation, and an individual telephone interview with program faculty. Individuals seeking admission to the PhD program must have completed or have the equivalent of a master’s degree by the time they start the program.
More details can be found in the ID&T Appendix at the program's web site.
Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:
Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.
- Instructional Designer
- Instructional Technologist
- Human Performance Technologist
- Distance Education specialist
- Manager of Instructional Design Services
|Graduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$437|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$456|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$1089|
Rates are effective Fall 2014 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including fees and deadlines.
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