Instructional Technology and Design PHD
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Instructional Technology and Design Ph.D.

The Ph.D. program in Instructional Technology and Design (ITD) at The University of Southern Mississippi is a unique online (over 70%), post-masters program that prepares practitioners and researchers for instructional technology and design positions in business/industry, government, military, education, health and medicine, and various training organizations. The program provides students with a unique opportunity to study, develop, and practice their instructional design, technology, and research skills in the classroom and at actual real-world settings.
The Southern Miss Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology and Design is designed to prepare students to:

  • Work as instructional designers in education, military, government, business, industry, and healthcare.
  • Work as instructional technologists in education, military, government, business, industry, and healthcare.
  • Advance the field of instructional technology and design in higher education in terms of teaching, research, and service.

The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 57 semester hours beyond the master's degree. Doctoral programs must be completed within eight years of matriculation. A Ph.D. student holding a master’s degree in a field other than Instructional Technology will be required to complete a maximum of 9 hours of master’s core courses, resulting in a 66 minimum credit-hour program. 

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