23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Ph.D. in Special Education in the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is designed with an emphasis in the development of skills in scientific inquiry and leadership.

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Students enrolled in this Special Education program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas gain an understanding of philosophy and theory as they relate to the conduct of research and program evaluation. Graduates pursue careers in schools, institutions of higher education, research centers, and agencies that require the competencies developed through a Ph.D. course of study.

Career Possibilities

  • University or college professor
  • Government official
  • School district leadership
  • Educational consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminars in Selected Special Educational Topics
  • Professional Seminar in Special Education
  • Leadership Seminar in Special Education
  • Issues, Trends and Futures in Special Education
  • Legal and Political Issues in Special Education Programming

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A letter of application that clearly articulates professional and research goals that are related to the focus of the Ph.D. degree program in Special Education;
  • Three letters of recommendation – at least one from an individual familiar with the applicant's academic performance and potential for doctoral degree completion and at least one from an individual knowledgeable of the applicant's quality of work experience;
  • Representative samples of scholarly writing, preferably in APA style, and/or other media samples related to professional study;
  • A resume of professional preparation and experience (a minimum of two to three years of professional experience in special education, general education or other relevant field as a teacher, administrator or related service provider for children and adults with disabilities and/or giftedness is preferred);

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 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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