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Graduate Admissions Information

Academic Advisor

Kaitlin Lindsey

 

Kaitlin Lindsey
k.lindsey@utah.edu
(801) 581- 4764

 

Master Degree Programs in Special Education

Preparation for Utah Basic Teaching License in Special Education in any of the following areas: Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, Preschool/Early Intervention Special Education, Visual Impairments, Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The Department of Special Education also offers graduate level programs without a Teaching License. Additional information is available at Master Degree in Special Education, Admissions Requirements and Admission Committee Procedures.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit in order to graduate with a Master’s degree in Special Education through the Department of Special Education. Our programs require more than 30 credit hours of coursework.

Minimum Admission Requirements

In accordance with the Utah State Office of Education’s ruling R277-502-3(5), the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education has established entry requirements designed to ensure that only well qualified individuals enter the program. Minimum requirements for admission in the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education include:

(a) a minimum GPA of 3.0

(b) proof of a USBE-cleared fingerprint background check

Holistic Admission

The Admissions Committee in the Department of Special Education will take a holistic approach in evaluating each applicant’s file by examining: GPA,  letters of recommendation, applicant’s personal statement and work history.

As stipulated by the Utah State Office of Education’s ruling R277-502-3(5), the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education may waive the minimum GPA entrance requirements for no more than 10 percent of an entrance cohort based on guidelines established by the Department.

 Graduate Students

All Graduate Special Education students must first be admitted to the University of Utah as a "Matriculated"
student (a student who is working toward a degree).

 

Meet with the Special Education Academic Advisor

Schedule an appointment with the Special Education Academic Advisor. The advisor will introduce you to the academic programs and resources in the Department of Special Education.

Review our degree tracks

Masters of Education   Master's of Science

Select your Area of Specialization

Programs with a Teaching License

Mild Moderate Disabilities

Visual Impairments

 

Severe Disabilities

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

 

Preschool/Early Intervention Special Ed

Deafblind

Programs without a Teaching License
BCBA   MED without teaching license   MS without teaching license

Choose your Admission Date

summer / fall admission deadline Fall Admission Deadline Spring Admission Deadline

*NOTE: If the deadline falls on a Saturday, applications are due the Friday prior; if it falls on a Sunday, applications are due the Monday following.

Apply for Admission to the Department of Special Education by the deadline

Apply to the University of Utah and the Department of Special Education using the ApplyYourself application.
Within the ApplyYourself application, students are required to upload a written (two-page) professional statement, resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and proof of a USBE-cleared (CBI/FBI) fingerprint background check.

 Application Admissions Checklist 

 

Professional Statement Instructions Background Check instructions

Additional Information

Credit earned as a "Non-Matriculated" student will only be applied toward a degree after you become a "Matriculated" (degree-seeking) student. A maximum of 9 hours of graduate credit from the University of Utah may be considered toward an advanced degree (M.Ed. or M.S.)

Last Updated: 10/1/19