The Doctor of Industrial Technology degree program is intended to prepare and develop individuals for careers in teaching and leadership in institutions of higher education, and educational organizations. It is a terminal degree following a master's degree and based within the discipline of technology. The development of career competencies is accomplished through course requirements, internships, research activities, seminars, writing/communication experiences, and a dissertation which is a significant research effort by the doctoral candidate.
For over 120 years, the University of Northern Iowa has fostered a premier teaching and learning environment. Recognition of the need to provide a broad curriculum of advanced programs leading to graduate degrees has been an integral part of its history. The University initiated graduate degree programs in 1951, when the Board of Regents authorized the offering of a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Arts in Education.
International students are warmly welcomed by the University of Northern Iowa, a student-centered liberal arts institution that emphasizes excellent instruction. More than 13,000 bright and diverse students from 46 states and 78 countries come to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 120 undergraduate and 70 graduate majors.
The graduate program in technology provides candidates with a core of courses in technology, appropriate supervisory or organizational aspects, technical, research basics, and educational leadership.