Texas Tech University

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology program (EDIT) was founded to prepare instructional technology professionals:

  • with the knowledge and skills in design, development, utilization, management, and evaluation of materials, processes, and resources to enhance learning in educational and business settings and
  • who are committed to respecting those who ascribe to the highest of ethical standards and practice in the field of instructional technology.

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EDIT prepares educators and instructional technology professionals to provide opportunities for growth to and contribution to the field and society through research and practice seek to Improve learning and performance.


EDIT vision is to become a learning instructional technology program through cutting-edge research, teaching, service. Graduates will serve as a change agent bringing in effective use of technology process and resources to address learning and performance needs in diverse settings.

Program Goals

The overall goals and objectives of the Instructional Technology program embrace the latest definition of instructional technology endorsed by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.

The goals for students in EDIT revolve around the following six broad areas of Instructional Technology.

  1. Theories and models of instructional design;
  2. Development of instructional materials through a variety of technologies based on theories and models of instructional design;
  3. Utilization of processes and resources to promote learning;
  4. Management of technologies, resources and development for instructional purposes;
  5. Evaluation of programs, projects, and materials; and
  6. Critical analysis of research, trends and issues related to the field of instructional technology.

While defined as six separate goals, these categories do not exist in isolation. A student taking a course with a heavy focus on any one goal would be exploring and utilizing knowledge and skills related to the other five categories.

Career Opportunities with this degree

The EDIT graduate programs prepare instructional technology professionals for leadership roles in public school and college level education, for training positions in business and industry, and for leadership roles in distance education.

Degrees Offered

  1. Masters (M.Ed.) in Instructional Technology
  2. Online Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology
  3. Residential Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Instructional Technology
  4. Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with Instructional Technology Specialization
    • The Doctoral Degree (on campus) in conjunction with Educational Psychology
  5. Graduate Certificate of E-Learning and Online Teaching

How to Apply

Application Steps

Required Supplemental Application Materials

  • M.Ed.: Resume, Applicant Statement, 2 Professional Recommendations. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.
    • M.Ed. applications are reviewed on rolling basis. The program can start any semester. 
  • Ed.D.: Resume, Applicant Statement, Writing Sample, 3 Professional Recommendations, GRE Scores. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.
    • Residential (On-Campus) Ed.D. applications are reviewed on rolling basis.
    • Online Ed.D. operates on a cohort system, and the next cohort is scheduled to start in Fall 2025. Please note that we are not accepting applications for Fall 2024. 
  • Certificate: Student Copy/unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be requested after acceptance), Resume/CV, Applicant Statement discussing your reasons for pursuing this certificate

GRE Scores

  • The Ed.D. program requires official GRE scores. Scores must no more than 5 years old at the time of application. Official GRE scores must be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the Texas Tech Graduate School. To register for the examination please visit the GRE Testing website. Texas Tech University's code is 6827.
  • Due to ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate School has temporarily changed its admission requirements regarding test scores. The GRE may optionally be submitted by applicants for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years, through the Summer 2024 application cycle. International applicants may use certain alternate exams in place of the TOEFL. Please visit the Graduate Admissions COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.

Semester in which the programs can be started

  • Continuous enrollment, Master's and Certificate students may begin coursework during any semester.
  • Online Ed.D. cohorts begin in the Fall semester, every other year beginning in Fall 2025
  • Residential Ed.D. coursework may begin during any semester.

Estimated Hours to Completion

  • The master's degree consists of 36 hours of coursework. - Download the Degree Plan
  • The Online Ed.D. requires a Master's degree and consists of 63 hours of coursework
  • The Residential Ed.D. consists of 93 hours of coursework

Allowable Transfer Hours

  • Master's - up to 6 hours, at the discretion of the advisor
  • Doctorate - up to 30 hours, at the discretion of the advisor

Financial Aid

Coupon Code Request

  • Current applicants may request a coupon code to help defer the costs of the application fee.
    1. To make a coupon code request, an in-progress application is needed.
    2. The coupon code request must be sent, via email, to Mr. Chance Webb.
  • You may only request one coupon code (to only one track) per application cycle.
  • Coupon code requests are on a first-come, first-served basis; not all requests can be accommodated.

Tuition & Fees


Chance WebbAcademic Advisor / AdmissionsOffice of Graduate Admissions & Enrollmentgradadmissions.educ@ttu.edu 806-834-6768

EDIT Courses


Fast Facts

  • M.Ed. Delivery: Online
  • M.Ed. Hours to Completion: 36
  • M.Ed. Max Transfer Hours: 6
  • Ed.D. Delivery: Face-to-Face or Online
  • Ed.D. Hours to Completion: 93
  • Ed.D. Max Transfer Hours: 30