University of North Texas

College of Information

Learning Technologies


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

For the past 30 years, the University of North Texas has been at the forefront of the fast-growing field of educational and instructional technology. Technology is changing the way we live, work and play. And it's also changing the way we learn.

Our course work leads to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Learning Technologies, which can be completed in residency or online. We're the first university in Texas to offer an online doctoral degree in Learning Technologies or related area.

The required course work focuses on understanding and expanding the synergy of technology and learning/instructional systems theory. The program also provides:

  • A strong foundation in computing and information/cognitive science, learning theory and education
  • Mentoring from professionals in the field and faculty members, which is an important aspect of the program
  • Option to complete work for a master's degree in Learning Technologies while working toward your doctoral degree
  • Building a portfolio of academic writing, creative work and service demonstrating your skills to future employers after graduation

You'll be prepared for positions at universities and organizations that create, teach about or test innovative applications of instructional and educational technology. Currently, more than 50 percent of doctoral graduates find employment at universities.

Our faculty members are internationally known for advancing knowledge of technology tools and their applications in educational and instructional settings. Their expertise will prepare you as a future educator and technology professional.

The residency and online options

The Ph.D. is offered as a residency-based program for those in the North Texas region and an online blended program to those outside the region.

Residency students meet for courses at the state-of-the-art UNT Discovery Park. Students participating in the distance option take online courses throughout the year and attend a yearly face-to-face meeting during the summer. The annual meeting is held before or after the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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