The Doctor of Philosophy program in special education requires a minimum of 90 s.h. of graduate credit. The program prepares students for teaching and research positions in higher education, and for curriculum, supervisory, and research positions in state and local education agencies. The program permits students to study and practice extensively in their special education interest area and in an interest area outside of special education.

The Ph.D. curriculum includes an emphasis on research skills, all facets of special education, an approved cognate area, and at least one specialization area.

Program requirements for the Ph.D. in Special Education are available in the General Catalog.