SESPECS offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in special education and school psychology. Students interested in doctoral study in early childhood education receive a PhD with a major in special education with a program a study emphasizing early childhood.
Our PhD programs are full-time, on campus programs that have a strong focus on conducting research. They are designed to prepare personnel for teaching, research, and administrative positions in colleges & universities, as well as for leadership positions in other educational agencies. All doctoral students are expected to demonstrate competence in reading of research and independently designing and conducting research in special education or school psychology.