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Special Education, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Salt Lake City, UT, United States
A research-oriented program with an interdisciplinary focus that prepares students for leadership positions in 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.
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Overview

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Special Education prepares doctoralcandidates 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). 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For a list of courses please visit the program's website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum 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

  • International

    30371 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Salt Lake City

  • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
    Living Costs

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