Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Redesign (CLEAR)

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Admissions

Students at Discovery Park

Admission to doctoral study in learning technologies is competitive within the capacity of the program faculty to mentor doctoral students. Each prospective student will be subjected to an evaluation conducted by the Learning Technologies program graduate faculty each term/semester for a limited number of openings. The minimum requirements for admission include the following:

Minimum requirements for admission

  1. Degree Requirement
    1. A Masters degree from an accredited institution, with a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or
    2. Under some circumstances a Bachelor’s degree with sufficient additional courses required to secure a Masters degree on the way to a Ph.D. A total grade point average of 3.0 or a grade point average of 3.5 over the last 60 hours (on a 4.0 scale)
  2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores including verbal, quantitative and analytical writing must be on file at the time the application is reviewed or submissions of the following materials:
    1. A scholarly presentation at a professional conference related to Learning Technologies.
    2. Completion of 6 hours of graduate coursework in mathematics or statistics with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
    3. A scholarly publication in a respected, peer-reviewed setting.
    4. or for international students that have completed the IELI program through level 6 and successfully completed the UNT Graduate Preparation Course (GPC) may be submitted in place of GRE scores.
  3. For international students, a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or successful completion of the UNT Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) through level 6.
  4. Degree Program Application (contact ci-admissions@unt.edu to request application).
  5. A personal resume that includes a summary of teaching, administrative, and/or training experience.
  6. Personal statement (500 – 1000 words) of career objectives, which may include doctoral research areas of interest; research, professional or community experiences that demonstrate motivation, commitment and potential for doctoral work; accomplishments; communications skills; technology skills; and contribution to the diversity of the field.
  7. Three letters of recommendation.
  8. One letter of recommendation must be from a faculty member currently working at an academic institution. This letter must acknowledge the applicant's potential to successfully complete the program’s doctoral program.
  9. Interview with program faculty, which is not a requirement, but may be requested by the admission committee.

Submission of Application

Submit the following admission materials directly to the Toulouse Graduate School:

  1. completed application for admission (apply online at ApplyTexas.org)
  2. transcripts from previous colleges attended
  3. GRE or GMAT scores.

These materials are processed by the Toulouse Graduate School and then forwarded to the program. Due to this processing time, it is imperative that you submit these materials well in advance of the program application deadline so that they are received by the program office before that date.

Submit the following materials directly to the CECS Program office (address below):

  1. personal resume
  2. personal statement
  3. letter of intent
  4. three letters of recommendation

Submission Dates, Review of Application, and Semester Start upon Acceptance

Residency Option

ECMP Application Deadline Program Review Upon Acceptance to Residency Program Option
March 1st on or about April 15th Summer Semester
June 1st on or about July 15th Fall Semester
October 1st on or about November 15th Spring Semester

Online Option - US Students

ECMP Application Deadline Program Review Upon Acceptance to Residency Program Option
April 10th on or about April 30th Summer Semester of next Cohort Start

Online Option - International Students

ECMP Application Deadline Program Review Upon Acceptance to Residency Program Option
January 15th on or about March 30th Summer Semester of next Cohort Start

International students apply via the UNT International Office

Completed application packets are then distributed to the program admissions committee for review. If you have questions, please contact the CECS office.

Department of Learning Technologies
3940 N. Elm, Suite G150
Denton, Texas 76207
Phone: (940) 565-2057
Fax: (940) 565-4194
Advising: LT-PhD@unt.edu