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Ph.D. Degree in Special Education

A research-oriented program with an interdisciplinary focus that prepares students for leadership positions in special education. Applicants should have a master's degree in special education or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. They also should have had field experience prior to applying for admission to the program.


Students applying for graduate-level programs must apply under the new APPLY Yourself online application for admission to the Graduate School. Applicants for the Ph. D. program may contact the department's advising office throughout the year. Information from the following areas is used in selecting applicants: scholastic aptitude and achievement (GPA, and GRE or MAT scores), publications and/or writing samples, and letters of reference. Additional information is available on our admissions page.

Last Updated: 5/2/23