PhD Learning Design & Technology

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Starting Semester General
International Student
Fall February 1 January 15
Spring N/A N/A



Students are required to have a Masters degree from an accredited institution. A degree in Learning Design and Technology is NOT required to enter the LTEC PhD program.

G.P.A. Requirement

A GPA of 3.0 or better in advanced degree work is required. Meeting minimum requirements does not guaranteee admission.

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Graduate Record Examination

GRE is required for all applicants. GRE scores cannot be older than five years from the application deadline. The LTEC Office will receive a copy of the applicant's GRE scores upon the completion of the UH Manoa Graduate Division application. When sending GRE scores, the department section can be left blank since LTEC is not listed.

International Students

TOEFL is required for most international students from those countries where English is not the native language. See the UH Manoa Graduate Division website for special requirements and deadlines for international students.


Applications to College of Education Programs will be submitted through Mākālei.

1. Submit to UH Manoa Graduate Division

  • A new UH Graduate Application.
    1. Select the “Graduate Studies” application type.
    2. On Question #7, choose the “Learning Design and Technology - PhD” program as your Planned Course of Study.
  • Official Transcripts from each institution attended (except for UH system transcripts)
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) Scores
  • Graduate Division Residency Declaration Form (Hawaii residents only)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (International Students only)
  • International Student Financial Form (International Students only)

2. Submit to LTEC Department

(Please submit the following documents through Makalei)

  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Submitted electronically (preferred)
    • If mailed or faxed must be on Letterhead and signed.
  • A statement of objectives
  • Evidence of formal (scholarly) writing
  • A copy of your CV (resume)
  • Intent to Apply Survey (located on Makalei)

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