2018 Doctoral Application Date Extension

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Applications for the 2018-2019 doctoral cohort are being extended with full consideration given for applications received by January 13, 2018.

The Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) at Utah State University invites applications for its doctoral scholars program. This program guarantees four years of full tuition and stipend support, coupled with engagement in research projects directed by outstanding faculty. The ITLS Ph.D. program is nationally and internationally recognized for its research related to design and learning. It prepares scholars for positions in universities and research organizations. Faculty areas of specialization include problem-centered instruction, gaming and mobile learning, learning through Making, STEM education, instructional and interface design, learning analytics, and engaging underserved populations through technology. For more detail about the research of individual faculty, please visit http://itls.usu.edu/faculty/.

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To apply, go to http://rgs.usu.edu/graduateschool/admissions/apply/. Please direct any inquiries about the program or admissions process to Dr. Andrew Walker, department head, by email at andy.walker@usu.edu or by phone at (435) 797-2614. The department website can be found at http://itls.usu.edu/.

Previous Doctoral Scholar

Megan Hamilton
Our first doctoral scholar was Megan Hamilton.

Her research interests include K-12 STEM education, increasing diversity in STEM programs, and developing STEM partnerships between informal and formal learning environments.

Megan is the newest addition to the ITEST grant and the Playful Explorations Lab Team working as a research assistant for Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura.

Megan is also the PhD Vice President for ITSA. See the ITSA leadership page or our social media spotlight on Megan to read more.


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Learn more about our faculty or check out our prospective students page to learn about applying to one of our programs.