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We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Learning Technologies Advisors at (940) 565-2057 or email LT-PhD@unt.edu with questions about the PhD in Learning Technologies or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or email graduateschool@unt.edu.

College of Information
Department of Learning Technologies

Phone: 940-565-2057
Fax: 940-565-4194
Advising Email: LT-PhD@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Learning Technologies
3940 N. Elm, Suite G150
Denton, TX 76207

LT-PhD@unt.edu
Learning Technologies Advisors

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your online PhD in Learning Technologies is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,866.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Online PhD in Learning Technologies:

Courses

Doctor of Philosophy in Learning Technologies (UNT and Distance Delivered) Coursework

Doctorate Coursework

Coursework for Learning Technologies Doctorate

Course delivery is dependent on the aspect of the program the student is active in. Students in the residency program have required face-to-face meetings at UNT based on the course. The distance delivered Ph.D. in Learning Technologies is a blended offering with courses being delivered online throughout the year combined with a yearly meeting of cohorts during the summer. Attendance at the summer cohort meeting is mandatory for participation in the distance delivered program. It is planned that the annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

Core
15 hours Courses include philosophy, theory, and synthesis of the relationship between theory and technology in learning technologies contexts. These courses provide a foundation for the doctoral program of studies
Topic 21 hours Courses focus on understanding and exploring critical subjects in the field. These hours include coursework in advanced instructional systems design, theory and implementation in different areas of learning technologies, and focused special topics courses that include artificial intelligence, distributed learning systems, and others. Special topic courses are designed for students to work closely with faculty on research projects.
Research 12 hours Courses include research methods and data management/analysis. These courses are designed to provide the foundation for investigating original research
Tools
(waiver possible)
9 hours Tools courses are required to ensure students are current on the technologies used to develop media and learning technologies systems. If a student has an MS degree in an aligned degree area, the 9 hours of tools courses can be waived.
Dissertation 12 hours Dissertation hours.
TOTAL HOURS

69 hours or 60 hours if tools courses are waived

  1. A minor (12 hours) or cognate (6 hours) may be included in the degree plan (see below).
  2. Courses or skills required for Leveling: CECS 5010, 5020.
  3. 9 hours maximum from Independent Studies, Practicum or Internship may be counted toward the degree.

Core/Foundation Courses (15 hours)

  • CECS 6000 Philosophy of Computing in Education
  • CECS 6010 Theory of Instructional Technology
  • CECS 6020 Advanced Instructional Design: Models and Strategies
  • CECS 6030 Emerging Technologies in Education
  • CECS 6100 Theory and Practice of Distance Education

Topic Courses (21 hours)

  • CECS 6200 Message Design
  • CECS 6210 Theory and Design of Interactive Multimedia
  • CECS 6220 Theory of Educational Technology Implementation
  • CECS 6230 Advanced Educational Production Design
  • CECS 6300 Artificial Intelligence Applications
  • CECS 6320 Creating Technology-Based Learning Environments
  • CECS 6400 Educational Technology Systems Design and Management
  • CECS 6600 Developing Educational Funding Opportunities

Special Purpose Courses:

  • CECS 6050 Practicum/Internship
  • CECS 6800 Special Topics in Learning Technologies
  • CECS 6900 Independent Study (limited to 9 hours)

Research Courses (12 hours)

  • CECS 6510 Analysis of Research in Learning Technologies
  • CECS 6511 Introduction to Research in Learning Technologies
  • CECS 6512 Analysis of Qualitative Research in Learning Technologies
  • CECS 6514 Seminar on Advanced Research Topics in Learning Technologies

Tool Courses (9 hours – wavier possible – see below)

Dissertation (12 hours)

  • CECS 6950 Dissertation

Information Regarding Ph.D. Course Rotation

How to Apply

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

Contact Us

 

We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the College of Information Advisors at (940) 565-2445 or e-mail CI-Advising@unt.edu with your questions about the Master of Science in Library Sciences or to find out the status of your application.

 

College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences

Phone: 940-565-2445
Fax: 940-565-3101
E-mail CI-Advising@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
1155 Union Circle #311068
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Contact Emails for various LIS programs

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Getting your Master of Science in Library Science is not only convenient, it’s affordable:

Cost of (3) Graduate Hours for Program*
ONLINE STUDENT  (Texas Resident)

$1,073.85
Graduate Tuition 
Through Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (Living outside of Texas)

$1,515.48
Out of State Teaching Fee (in lieu of tuition)
T
hrough Summer 2017

ONLINE STUDENT  (within Texas but not a Texas Resident) 
$2,297.85
Graduate Tuition

Through Summer 2017

*The amounts above do not include certain mandatory fees charged to students who are simultaneously taking
courses on-campus nor do they include any college-level course fees.  These costs are an estimate and the
actual cost may vary based on the individual circumstances of the student (e.g., waivers or exemptions).

 

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 19 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.

Grants

  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.

Loans

  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.

Faculty

 

Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

 

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Master of Science in Library Science:

Courses

MS Majoring in Library Science

Students enrolled in the MS-LS must complete the following required coursework:

Discovery Park

Required Courses (9 hours)

INFO 5000 (3 hours) Information and Knowledge Professions
INFO 5200 (3 hours) Information Organization
INFO 5600 (3 hours) Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry

Guided Electives (6 hours)
Completion of at least two of the following major prescribed courses with the guidance of their academic advisor:

INFO 5080 (3 hours) Research Methods and Analysis
INFO 5210 (3 hours) Organization and Control of Information Resources I
INFO 5223 (3 hours) Metadata and Networked Information Organization/Retrieval
INFO 5300 (3 hours) Management of Information Agencies
INFO 5400 (3 hours) Information Resources Development

Completion of at least four courses (12 hours) from the following program of study with the guidance of their academic advisor:

  • Digital Image Management
  • Distributed Learning Librarianship
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Information Organization
  • Information Systems
  • Law Librarians and Legal Informatics Specialist
  • Youth Librarianship
  • General Program of Study

General Electives (9 hours)
Additional three elective courses selected from the catalog or transferred from other programs with the approval of their academic advisor.

School Library Certification students should see the respective program pages for specific requirements, as they are different than those of other students.

Further information concerning these requirements may be obtained through the department.

How to Apply

 

If you have submitted a complete application and have not been contacted, please contact the Department's Main Office at (940) 565-2445.

Step 1. Apply to the University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School:

Students at Matthews Hall

  1. Apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School.
    • You need to complete the Graduate School minimum qualifications before you will be considered for admission to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • International students should use the International Student application.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  3. The Toulouse Graduate School will review transcripts to verify minimum GPA requirements of 3.0 on the last 60 hours of a bachelor's degree, a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA on a completed master's degree. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis.

    If your overall Bachelor's GPA is below a 3.0 or if your overall Master's GPA is below a 3.5, then you must submit official scores on one of the following entrance exams: ​

  4. Application fee ($75.00).

  5. If you are applying for school library certification along with applying for the Master's degree program, be sure to apply as Teacher Certification/School Librarianship. Contact ci-advising@unt.edu or 940/565-2445 if you have any questions.

Send the items above to:

Toulouse Graduate School
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #305459 (USPS)
1147 Union Circle, ESSC #354 (UPS/FedEx)
Denton, TX 76203-5017

Phone: (940) 565-2383

Step 2. Apply to the College of Information Department of Library & Information Sciences:

  1. Complete the Department’s Application for Admission. In order to ensure an expedient admission process, you should complete Step 1a above and the department's Step 2a and 2b concurrently. The College of Information uses rolling admissions at the master’s level, so applications to the Master of Science in Information Science or Library Science are accepted at any time.

    • Students seeking any School Library Certification, Graduate Academic Certification, or Certificate of Advanced Studies will also need to complete the Department’s Application.

  2. In order to complete the Application you will need:
    • A statement stating your purpose and goals in applying to our program. In your statement, include the nature of your interest, how you became interested in the field, your short– and long–term goals, the strengths that you would bring to the information profession, and how our program will help meet your career and educational objectives.
    • A resume of both your academic and professional careers.
    • Collecting the information above will help you quickly complete the Application.
  3. You must have two (2) letters of recommendation submitted for you. Letters should be from former professors, or others who can evaluate your academic qualification, or from job supervisors who can assess your potential for success as an information professional. The letters of recommendation can be submitted in letter form or submitted using the recommendation form listed below.
    • Please print and fill out the top portion of the recommendation forms and give them to your recommenders, along with a pre–addressed stamped envelopes to the Department of Library and Information Sciences.
    • Recommendation Form (pdf)

Submit the recommendation letters to:

University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Attn: Admissions and Advising
3940 N. Elm St., Suite C232
Denton, TX 76203

or fax to:

940/565-3101

or email as attachments to:

ci-admissions@unt.edu

Step 3. How will my Application be processed:

When all of the items from Step 1 and Step 2 above have been received, your application will be considered complete and a decision regarding your admission to our program for the following semester, or the semester you have requested, will be made.

  1. You will be contacted regarding your plans to enroll in the next available core course(s).

  2. You will be added on to our email listserv through which you will receive regular information about your cohort and Web Institute.

  3. Being added to the email listserv means that we are holding a place for you in the Web Institute, but you still need to register for the course and pay your fees.

  4. Those who have been added to the email listserv will have first priority when registering for classes. Other students will be allowed to register as space permits or will be put on a waiting list.

  5. If your application is not complete, you will be notified in a letter of any outstanding items missing from your application.

  6. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will receive a letter that includes an assignment to an advisor based on your intended Program of Study.

  7. In order to register, you will need to fill out an online advising form and send it to your advisor.

  8. All new students (except School Librarianship Program of Study) begin the Master’s Program with the following courses: INFO 5000 – Information and Knowledge Professions, this course may be taken with either/or INFO 5600 – Information Access and Knowledge Inquiry and/or INFO 5200 – Information Organization. See the course descriptions in the Official UNT Graduate Catalog for more information. Core courses: INFO 5000, INFO 5600, and INFO 5200 are offered in a Web Institute format (2 meeting days for each core course with the balance online for the remainder of the semester), or in a traditional classroom setting depending on the semester and the venue.

  9. Admission into the Web Institutes are limited and completed applications will be considered on a first–come, first–served basis. It is recommended that prospective students apply for admission to the Web Institutes at least 4 - 6 months prior to the beginning of your proposed first semester, though we will endeavor to admit all students up to the start of the Web Institutes.

  10. All registration at UNT is done via the Internet by logging in to myUNT, UNT's online portal. Through this portal, you can register for classes, view your schedule or tuition bill, and make fee payments. Also, check the Registration and Schedule of Classes located at the UNT Registrar.

  11. You should verify that your computer hardware and software is up–to–date.

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