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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. Students may instead choose to earn a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in this program under special circumstances; contact the program coordinator for more information.
Doctoral Program Overview
Requirements and the Supervisory Committee
Doctoral Program Development
Courses, the Program Plan, and First Year Review
Qualifying Exams and Completion
Doctoral Student Handbook
Detailed information for Ph.D. students