Department of Instructional Design and Technology / TESOL

Graduate Admission Requirements

(as of 9-15-2010)

All materials should be submitted to:


Office of Graduate Studies

Emporia State University

1 Kellogg Circle, Box 4003

Emporia, KS 66801

1. ESU Graduate Application
• Submit application (available online) and pay applicable fee
• Submit Transcripts, from all institutions attended
• International Graduate Students should contact the Office of International
Education to begin the application process. More information can be found at
their website,

2. GPA of 2.75 or more based on the 4-point scale in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study

3. Access to the Internet and possess a multimedia capable computer (See #9 Below)

4. Resume (2 or more pages)**

5. Two Current Recommendations via forms or letters (open or closed) - Reference form available here.

6. Subscribe to the idtatesu mailing list (directions below)

7. Writing Competency (no fee)
• A 500 to 700 word formal paper** describing your experiences and career goals
involving instructional design and technology and your interest in completing an
online degree. The paper (without name) will be scored by two IDT faculty members based on the 6 Trait Analytical Assessment identified by the National Council of Teachers of English. Scores are: Superior, Proficient, Acceptable or Unacceptable.

**The resume and paper may be submitted electronically as an attachment to

8. Electronic Mail (email)
In order to facilitate efficient communications regarding the Instructional Design and
Technology program at Emporia State, each student is required to have an electronic mail (email) account. Once you are enrolled in an ESU class, you will be issued an ESU student email address. Please note, it is important to check your ESU email account often, as other offices on campus use this email address exclusively to communicate with students.

9. Computer Equipment:
All students admitted to the IDT degree or certificate program are required to provide their own personal computing devices to complete assignments. The device needs to be capable of complete class required assignments.

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