Ph.D. On Campus

Special Education

University of Oklahoma

36 months
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The University of Oklahoma Special Education doctoral program prepares students for careers in higher education, school instruction and educational leadership. 


Students consult with their advisors to develop unique plans of study related to their professional interests.

Fast Facts

  • In addition to completing required and elective coursework, students work with faculty members on research, teach college-level courses, become involved in state and national professional organizations and present and publish their research at the state and national levels.
  • Graduates of the University of Oklahoma Special Education Doctoral Program have become professors at universities across the country and internationally and have assumed instructional leadership positions in public schools, state departments of education, and other agencies.

Programme Structure

  • Students create a plan of study that includes core special education research and elective coursework, residency research, teaching and service activities, and dissertation research.
  • Doctoral students who enter with a master’s degree typically complete the program between four years (full-time) and five-to-seven years (part-time).

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Provide contact information for 3 recommendations
  • Copies of all transcripts
  • Official GRE results
  • Vita/Resume

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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