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Doctorate in Information Science & Learning Technologies

Admission criteria

Priority deadline for Fall entrance: February 15
Regular deadline for Fall entrance: April 1
Priority deadline for Spring entrance: October 15
Regular deadline for Spring entrance: November 1

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours of the degree
  • Graduate GPA of 3.5
  • In addition to meeting admission requirements, all students applying to the PhD program must complete faculty interviews and documentation of their research, development interests and capabilities. If you do not meet these standards, you should provide evidence of exceptionality in one or more other categories.

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal Quantitative Analytical
Prior to August 1, 2011 550 550 4.0
On or after August 1, 2011 156 146 4.0

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 80 17 17 17 17
TOEFL Paper-based 550 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 6.5 6 6 6 6

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Information Science & Learning Technologies Program

  • Statement of Purpose (can also be uploaded into Graduate Studies online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE scores
  • Any supporting materials (i.e. published papers or technical reports)

Contact information

SISLT Student Coordinator’s Office
304 Townsend Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
877-747-5868 (toll free)