College of Education


Instructional Technology (Ed.D.)

Application Deadline

The Instructional Technology Ed.D. Program uses a deadline-based competitive application process. Students interested in applying to the program for consideration for the fall semester must have their complete application submitted to the Graduate College no later than May 1st.  Students interested in applying to the program for consideration for the spring semester must have their complete application submitted to the Graduate College no later than November 1st.  If you are interested in knowing the status of your application regarding either its review or completeness, please contact the program office.  Applications that are not complete by the application deadline will not be considered by the admissions committee.

Admission Requirements

Application to the Ed.D. program involves two parts

    1. Towson University Graduate Application- apply online

    • If you would like to request a paper application, please call University Admissions at 410.704.2113. Please be advised that processing time for a paper application is 2-4 weeks
  • Payment of Application Fee
  • Submitted official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
    • Successful completion of a Master’s degree in instructional technology or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
    • An overall GPA of 3.0 or above for undergraduate degree work and an overall GPA of 3.75 or above for graduate degree work (3.4 and above will be considered for conditional admission)
  • Completed GRE exam (and TOEFL, if necessary)
    • GRE - submission of the 3 general scores: analytic, quantitative, and verbal.
    • International students are required to submit a TOEFL score.

   

    2.  Completion of the Ed.D. Program Application Artifacts (as described below)

  • Letter of Intent describing:
    • Professional goals and intentions.
    • Research interest (see faculty research page and dissertation abstracts for example research being done within the program).
    • Why you see the Towson University Instructional Technology doctoral program as a good fit for you.
  • Letters of Recommendation from (2) professionals (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application)
    • One from a professional familiar with academic work of the candidate (i.e., a current or past professor).
    • Please note that only letters on organizational letterhead will be accepted.
    • Letters of recommendation should address such topics as research, writing and technical skills as well as scholarly potential.

  • An interview may be requested by the Ed.D. Program Admissions Committee.

Prior Knowledge

In reviewing applications, the admissions committee will seek evidence of prerequisite knowledge in the following areas: Instructional Design, Educational Psychology, Research Design, and Statistics.  Students who do not have this prerequisite knowledge may be asked to complete 1-credit directed reading activities to improve background knowledge and help prepare them for doctoral coursework.

 

All mailed materials should be sent to:

College of Education
Department of Educational Technology and Literacy
Towson University
8000 York Rd
Towson, MD 21252
Attn: Instructional Technology Doctoral Program Director

 


 

 

 

 

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