Ph.D. On Campus

Special Education

University of Utah

48 months
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
4177 USD/credit 125310 USD/year
1176 USD/credit 35280 USD/year
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A research-oriented program with an interdisciplinary focus that prepares students for leadership positions in special education. Special Education Applicants should have a master's degree in special education or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. They also should have had field experience prior to applying for admission to the program.


The Ph.D. Special Education program at University of Utah in the Department of Special Education prepares doctoral candidates for faculty positions in higher education with specializations in EarlyChildhood Special Education, Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, VisualImpairments, Deafblind, and Applied Behavior Analysis/Positive Behavioral Support(including BCBA). 

Programme Structure

  • The Ph.D. program of study focuses on preparing persons to designand conduct scientific research in special education, effectively prepare specialeducation teacher candidates, and provide service to the profession and community. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
  • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    125310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4177 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    35280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1176 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Salt Lake City

1000 - 1730 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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