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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, Ph.D., Concentration Learning, Design, and Technology

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In order to be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a Master’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education.
  • Score of “Proficient” or higher on a letter of intent describing academic goals, teaching experiences, and reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Wyoming. This letter serves as a writing sample.
  • Three (3) years of P-12 teaching experience or its equivalent.
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 scale on the applicant’s most recent degree from an accredited institution, plus transcripts from all other schools attended.
  • GRE minimum score of Verbal:153, Quantitative:144.
  • TOEFL score of 540 (paperbased), 76 (internet exam) or IELTS score of 6.5 or above are required for international, non-native English speaking applicants. Until further notice, due to COVID-19 related postponements/cancellations of TOEFL/IELTS exams, we will be accepting Duolingo scores or 110 or higher as proof of English proficiency.

Residency requirement: Four consecutive full-time semesters on campus

The Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in academia. The program consists of: (1) systematic inquiry and research; (2) focused courses and professional experiences in education and related fields; and (3) teaching and other related activities tailored to individual career goals. Students work closely with an advisor and faculty committee to select courses, conduct research, and develop professional experiences.

Effective preparation for the Ph.D. stems from collaborative research and inquiry into topics of mutual interest by students and faculty. The program is structured around a cognitive apprenticeship model. Students spend a major portion of their program working with faculty members on shared research and scholarship.

The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of 81 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree and includes the following requirements:

  • Professional courses: 15 credits
  • Program knowledge base: 30 credits
  • Research: 15 credits
  • Electives: 9 credits
  • Dissertation: 12 credits

Candidates may, with the approval of the committee, transfer up to 30 credit hours from previous graduate-level coursework in a closely related field.

For additional information about specific required courses for graduate degrees in education with an option in instructional technology, please visit the program Web site.

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