University of North Texas

College of Information

Applied Technology and Performance Improvement


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Applied Technology and Performance Improvement doctoral program at the University of North Texas builds on your core knowledge and allows you to design a program that reflects your interest.

Administered by the Department of Learning Technologies, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in ATPI prepares you for careers in university-level teaching and research or corporate training and development. It also helps you develop research skills that encompass various methodologies.

The degree program is supported by a strong minor that emphasizes and expands leadership perspectives. Job opportunities for Ph.D. graduates include:

  • University faculty member
  • Organizational change agent
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Learning technologist

Courses are offered in different styles to accommodate your work obligations or particular learning style. Several courses are available online, and others may require a combination of online and campus- based instruction.

Faculty members mentor you in all phases of your program and professional development. As a doctoral student, you'll enroll in at least 3 credit hours of a practicum, field problem or internship. You're also expected to participate in research and development activities conducted through the College of Information.

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The Toulouse Graduate School ® offers several professional development workshops, including a Dissertation Boot Camp. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Research centers and laboratories

Several laboratories and research centers provide you the resources and facilities needed for in-depth study in information and technology.

The Center for Knowledge Solutions empowers scholars and practitioners to make evidence-based decisions that optimize learning and performance systems to improve organizational knowledge. The center's unique focus is learning and performance across disciplines and professions. Its mission is to generate, integrate and disseminate knowledge solutions through learning and performance innovation for business and education.

The Advanced Research Lab serves doctoral students and faculty members in educational computing, instructional technology and technology-based learning systems.

The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning conducts research and implements best practices in teaching and learning with technology. Its instruments and online data collection systems have gathered data from thousands of educators in recent years.

The Texas Center for Educational Technology facilitates and conducts research; develops and evaluates collaborations among industry, education and educational communities; and serves as a focal point where instructional technology can be created and adapted for integration into the educational programs.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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