Doctoral Admissions and Advisement Procedures 

Application Process

Applying to the Texas Tech University College of Education is a two-step process. First, prospective students must apply to the Graduate School. Next, prospective students must officially apply to the College of Education. Students are strongly encouraged to begin their well in advance of the semester they plan to start.

Students can apply for the Doctoral Degree in Instructional Technology by following these steps:

I. Texas Tech University Graduate School

    1. Apply to the Graduate School by filling out the online application at ApplyTexas << >>. You must submit the following materials to be admitted to the Graduate School:
      • An application to the Graduate School
      • Official transcripts
      • Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
      • Official Proof of English Proficiency (International Applicants Only)
    2. Be admitted to the Graduate School

II. The College of Education, Instructional Technology Program

  1. Once you have an eRaider username and password, please go to the College of Education online application website <<>> and follow the instructions.
  2. Submit all EDIT program materials to this site including the following:
    • Resume/CV: An up-to-date professional resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s potential for success in a doctoral degree program (use attached Appendix A form or submit written letter from reference).
    • Personal Statement: Applicants are required to submit a 2-3 page personal statement. To determine the potential match between the Instructional Technology program and the applicant’s professional goals, the program faculty need to know about each applicant’s background, motivation, and rationale for seeking a doctoral degree in instructional technology. The personal statement should reflect the applicant’s personal beliefs, values and philosophy.

Admission Decision

The Educational Technology program faculty review applicants’ admissions materials at two points during the calendar year: March and October. Applicants must have submitted all application materials by the following deadlines to be considered for approval at that time. Admission to the program is granted on the basis of a holistic evaluation rather than on set test scores and grades. Recommendation will be submitted to the Graduate School regarding the admission of the applicant to the Instructional Technology doctoral program. The official letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent by the Office of Graduate Admissions. You may register and take courses for one semester only before being admitted to an academic program and no more than 12 hours taken prior to admission may apply toward any degree program.

Financial Aid

A limited number of College of Education Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Deadline for these awards is usually March 1. In addition, a number of University Fellowships, scholarships, and other awards are available. The deadlines for these awards vary from year to year. Information concerning financial aid is available from the COE Office of Graduate Education and Research at

College of Education
Texas Tech University,
Box 41071Lubbock,
TX 79409-1071
Phone: 806-834-3976

Please contact the program coordinator to have information about the opportunity to have a graduate assistantship such as a research assistant or a graduate part time instructor (GPTI).
For more information please check Doctoral Program Handbook