Advisement Checklist for Ph.D. in Education

Option: Educational Technology 

Program Coordinator:, 405.744.8042

Last Name: _________________________ First Name: _________________ MI____  Other Name: ______________

Address: ________________________________City: ___________________ State: ________ Zip:_____________

Email: _____________________________________ Phone: ______________________ CWID: _______________

Current Employment:  ___________________________________________________________________________

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Other Information

Apply for admission to OSU Graduate College online at 

Deadlines: December 1 (priority September 15) for Spring/Summer; July 1 (priority January 15) for Summer/Fall

Meet Ph.D. in Education admission criteria:

1) Grade Point Average >3.5 in a Master’s degree from an accredited institution

Entering GPA:

2) Miller Analogies Test composite raw score of >400 OR a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of >300 (combined verbal and quantitative) and 4.5 on the analytical scale.


3) Three letters of recommendation providing information related to past academic ability, potential for graduate study, and writing ability. Form available at 

4) Statement of professional goals consistent with the mission of the program

5) Scholarly writing sample

6) Interview with program faculty

7) Resume or vita

Note: Admission is also dependent upon advisement availability and preference is given to full-time students seeking an assistantship.

Submit the Statement of Professional Goals, writing sample, vita, and reference contact information within the online application.

Obtain your OSU username and password at These will be used for accessing e-mail, logging onto the OSU network, accessing Digital Library Services (, and using the Online Classroom ( for online components of courses.


Sign up for the Ed Tech @ OSU Listserv sign up and archives:

Join the Online Classroom Graduate Student Community by following the instructions found at

Join our Facebook Group: Ed Tech @ OSU

Join the Educational Media & Technology Student Association at 

Familiarize yourself with general information for current graduate students at 

Using the courses listed below and the “Courses” page at, complete a Plan of study form at, and enroll in courses at

Date Planned


Date Completed

Common Core 9 hours (plan to take these 1st or 2nd semester)

SCFD 6983 Diversity and Equity Issues in Education

SCFD 6113 Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry

CIED 6503 Doctoral Seminar

Research Courses 12 hours (choose from the following)

REMS 6003 Analyses of Variance (REMS 5013 and 5953 prerequisites that cannot count on the PhD plan of study)

REMS 6013 Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies (REMS 6003 prerequisite)

SCFD 6123 Qualitative Research I

SCFD 6193 Qualitative Research II

CIED 6253 Conducting and Designing Mixed Methods Research

CIED 6073 Advanced Pedagogical Research

Specialization 24 hours

EDTC 5203 Foundations of Educational Technology

EDTC 5503 Facilitating Online Learning

EDTC 6153 Advanced Computer-Based Instructional Development

EDTC 6333 Human Computer Interaction

EDTC 6423 Trends and Issues in Educational Technology

CIED 6183 Advanced Media Literacy

EPSY 6613 Instructional Systems Design

EDTC 6283 Performance Improvement Technology

EDTC 6850 Directed Readiing

EDTC 6880 Internship in Education

EDTC 6910 Practicum

Cognate Area of Study 9 hours

Note: The Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching can be used as a cognate (must apply through the Graduate College since this is a separate program). Required:

EDTC 5720 Learning in a Digital Age (will become EDTC 5053 in Fall 2016)

EDTC 5103 Advanced Computer Applications

EDTC 5153 Computer Based Instructional Development

EDTC 5503 Facilitating Online Learning

Dissertation 15 hours (EDTC 6000)

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Other Information

Present at a professional conference

Submit an article for publication

Qualifying Exams are given each semester (5th-6th week of the semester in Fall and Spring semesters; 2nd-3rd week of the Summer session).  An oral defense of the exam is typically conducted 4-6 weeks following the exam and is often combined with the dissertation proposal presentation.

Passing the Qualifying Exam and successful presentation of the dissertation proposal moves the  student to the “Doctoral Candidacy” phase (see for form). Note: Students entering program prior to Fall 2013 must successfully complete (grades of ‘SR’) at least 10 hours of dissertation

(6000) coursework after being admitted to candidacy. Students entering Fall 2013 or after must  be admitted to candidacy no less than six months prior to graduation, and must maintain continuous enrollment (minimum of 2 credit hours) in every fall and spring semester until graduation.

Attend a Thesis/Dissertation Workshop  (this is mandatory - the Graduate College will not accept your dissertation without completion of this workshop)

Complete the CITI training and submit your IRB for your dissertation research: 

Work with your dissertation advisor to complete dissertation research and writing. Follow the Dissertation Guidelines thoroughly:

Consult the Deadline Dates for dissertation submission at:

You will need to give your committee members at least two weeks to read/critique your dissertation prior to the defense, so plan carefully!  

Complete the graduation process at the end of the semester prior to the semester you plan to graduate. (Checklist available at

Graduate Commencement information: 

Advisor Approval:  Signature _______________________________________________  Date _________________

I understand all degree requirements, and I agree to assume responsibility for meeting all degree and certification requirements throughout the process

Student Signature _______________________________________________________  Date _________________

Other Important Links:

TECH Playground 

OSU Online Resources for Students:

Financing a Graduate Degree

Graduate College Resources for Current Students:

Online Classroom:

COE Scholarships: (Due February 1st each year)