Due to the cancellations and/or postponements of the GMAT and GRE exams in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the Graduate School is waiving the GMAT/GRE admission requirement for the Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 for some programs. This program will be waiving the GRE. To see the list of programs that are still requiring the GRE, please visit the Office of the Graduate School’s Test Score Requirements Notice.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Instructional Systems and Workforce Development (ISWD) is an individualized degree program that builds on your existing work and educational experience and can be tailored to your unique career goals. Graduates pursue careers as faculty, researchers, administrators, evaluators, directors, high-level managers, or consultants. ISWD students are encouraged to engage in scholarly research, publish in referred journals, and present at national and international conferences.

The Ph.D. degree is for you if you enjoy:

  • writing at a professional level
  • researching teaching and learning
  • analyzing complex problems and proposing their solutions
  • infusing technology in teaching and learning
  • presenting new ideas to others
  • exploring emerging technologies
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