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What will I learn?

The Ph.D. in Learning Technologies is available for residential study for students who can attend the UNT campus and via an online distance-delivered format for those who, due to distance or reason, cannot attend the UNT campus.

The doctorate in Learning Technologies focuses on defining, understanding, and expanding the synergy of technology and learning/instructional systems theory. The core of the Ph.D. program is the application of technologies within the learning process. Towards this end, a successful doctoral candidate demonstrates proficiency in skills and knowledge that allows the individual, upon graduation, to become a contributing scholar/practitioner in the field. Graduates work as faculty, instructors, teachers, instructional designers, directors of distance education, technology coordinators, trainers, and other professionals in the instructional, educational, and learning technology fields both in educational and corporate settings. The program has a focus on academic research and writing, which has resulted in a majority of graduating doctoral students holding positions at universities.

Required for major

  • LTEC 5100 - Foundations of Workforce Learning and Performance
  • LTEC 6011 - Technological Innovations in Training and Development
  • LTEC 6121 - Leadership Development in Applied Technology and Training
  • LTEC 6031 - Trends and Issues in Applied Technology, Training and Development
  • LTEC 6021 - Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development
  • LTEC 6171 - Consulting Skills
  • LTEC 6181 - Evaluation and Accountability in Applied Technology and Training
  • 3 hours of ATTD courses
  • 6 hours of support courses outside the College of Information

Which department am I in?

College of Information

Study options

Full Time (69 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,043.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2021


College of Information

3940 N. Elm St. Suite E290,



76201, United States

Online/Distance (69 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,043.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Completed Masters or Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Overall grade point average of 3.5 (4.0 scale).

For international students

Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree, its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution, or a three year bachelor’s degree that meets the vetting criteria of a reputable evaluation agency, are eligible to apply for admission to UNT graduate study.

Successful candidates usually have met certain GPA minima: 3.0 GPA in the undergraduate degree for admission to the Master’s program; Or 3.5 GPA in the undergraduate degree for direct admission to Doctoral programs; Or 3.5 GPA in Master’s-level studies for admission to Doctoral programs.

English Language Proficiency: Minimum TOEFL score requirement is 79; Minimum IELTS score is 6.0; Minimum PTE score is 53.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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