Special Education, Ed.D. and Ph.D.
Summer & Fall Admission: February 28
Spring Admission: September 30
Applications accepted at other times; these are priority deadlines.
Degree Program: Special Education
Degree: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Program Code: EDD-SPCD
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Program Code: PHD-SPCD
Department: Special Education
Program: Special Education
From left to right: Ph.D student Yi Ling Lin, COE Dean Hector Ochoa, Ph.D. student George Jacob, Ph.D. student Olowole Ilesanmi
The doctoral program in Special Education offers the opportunity for advanced study across all areas of exceptionality. Doctoral students work closely with faculty who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, collaboration with schools and public agencies, developing public policy, and advocating for individuals with exceptionalities and their families.
Students in the doctoral program follow a competency-based individualized program of study that develops the skills necessary to become future leaders in universities, community colleges, school districts, government, and community agencies.
Opportunities available to Special Education Ed.D. and Ph.D. studentsApplied Behavioral Analysis Certificate
Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate
Educational Diagnostician Program