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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Special Education program is a full-time, on-campus program designed to prepare personnel for careers serving individuals with disabilities in educational settings.

There are many scholarly opportunities for our doctoral students, including research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our doctoral graduates enjoy success in higher education as faculty as well as in leadership roles in agencies, school districts, and other academic institutions.

All doctoral students are expected to demonstrate competence in reading of research and independently designing and conducting research in special education. Some students may instead choose to earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.); contact the program coordinator for more information.

Ph.D. With Specialization in Early Childhood Studies