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ETSU’s Instructional Design Certificate

Department of Educational Foundations & Special Education


Admission Process for Instructional Design


ETSU School of Graduate Studies Admission Requirements:

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Degrees from non-accredited institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis.

An undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for domestic students, and a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for international students. (Some programs may require a higher GPA.)

A completed application form.

A personal essay of 150-300 words, detailing your interests in a graduate program at ETSU.

A non-refundable application fee.

One official transcript from every college or university where the applicant has taken courses.


Program Specific Admission Requirements:

The following are required in addition to the School of Graduate Studies requirements:

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75* on a 4.0 scale. *3.0 GPA for international applicants as per school of graduate studies requirement.

Submission of a 2-page essay outlining goals beyond achieving the certificate in Instructional Design.

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