Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design & Technology
Old Dominion University

Program Details

Old Dominion University offers the online Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Instructional Design and Technology. This concentration prepares individuals to conduct research and assume leadership roles in the field of instructional technology. Students will master a number of instructional design skills, ranging from instructional problem identification, task and audience analysis, strategy design, assessment, evaluation, and implementation that they can use in a variety of settings including traditional classrooms, distance education, business, health care, military, K-12 and higher education, and government. Courses explore theories and research that provide a foundation for the field.


  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline from a regionally accredited university
  • Prior course work in statistics and instructional technology
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses and degrees completed
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 and a minimum graduate GPA of 3.25 are recommended
  • Official GRE scores taken within the last five years
  • 500 word statement
  • Three letters of reference
  • Interview with the instructional design and technology program faculty

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges