Ph.D. On Campus

Special Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

24 months
7227 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD in Special Education program is offered at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 



  • The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers course work that leads to the Master of Education in Special Education organized around four domains of study: foundations, development and disability, research, and assessment. The degree can also lead to the Learning Behavior Specialist I licensure/endorsement, the Learning Behavior Specialist II endorsements, or the MEd degree only; and the Doctor of Philosophy in Education: Special Education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Urban Contexts and Educational Research
  • Educational Research: Paradigms and Processes
  • Educational Research: Designs and Analyses
  • Essentials of Qualitative Inquiry in Education
  • Essentials of Quantitative Inquiry in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 SCH

96 from the baccalaureate or 64 from the master’s degree.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Applicants must submit transcripts from the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and from all postbaccalaureate work.
  • Tests Required GRE General; a minimum of 300 on combined Verbal and Quantitative.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three letters from faculty members or others familiar with the applicant’s previous academic training, academic and research ability, and experience.
  • Personal Statement This required statement must address the applicant’s professional and scholarly goals and research interests.
  • Interview If being considered for admission, the applicant will be required to participate in a face-to-face or phone interview with faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7227 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7227 USD per year during 24 months.

7,227 - 17,714 USD

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 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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