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Instructional Design Leadership (DPS) Admission Requirements

Instructional Design Leadership (DPS)

Admission Requirements

The admission process reflects Franklin University’s efforts to clearly identify the performance standards that can help predict student success in graduate level study. The selection criterion for Franklin’s graduate programs, as determined by faculty, emphasizes academic ability, contributory work experience, and personal qualities and characteristics.

Requirements for admission include having earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Otherwise a graduate entrance exam will be required. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well.

Application Deadline

Winter 2017 
Nov 21, 2016

Program Prerequisites

The Doctor of Professional Studies – Instructional Design Leadership requires a minimum of 15 hours of graduate coursework in an instructional design-related field or 3 years of work experience in training, instructional design, or education technology. Professional credentials, licenses, certificates, or other related advanced professional designations will also be accepted and considered as a part of the professional experience.

English Language Testing & TOEFL IELTS

Prospective students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency. The requirement is met through any of the following:

  • The applicant is a citizen of a country where English is the official language.*
  • The applicant has received a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution located in an English-speaking country in which the courses were taught in English.*
  • The applicant has earned appropriate scores on language proficiency exams taken within the last two years, as listed in the Academic Bulletin.  

*For more information about English proficiency, including a list of English-speaking nations, please visit our International Students section.