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Rehabilitation and Special Education, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) , AL,
Through a combination of coursework and clinical experience our graduate programs in Rehabilitation and Special Education at the Auburn University help students develop the tools they need to address psychological, social, and environmental barriers to educational achievement and personal development.

About

The Rehabilitation and Special Education at the Auburn University prepares students to become professionals in the fields of disability studies and services which include counseling, allied health fields (Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy), case management, human services, and supported employment. Coursework covers the foundation and history of the disability movement. We focus on current research in rehabilitation strategies and processes.

The Special Education program prepares you to meet the growing demand of America’s children and youth with disabilities who receive special education services.

Graduates from initial certification programs are prepared to work with children and youth who have disabilities and implement evidence-based practices to meet students’ individual needs. Advanced programs are available at the master’s, education specialist, and doctoral levels. The doctoral program is currently only admitting and preparing students in special education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    81 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Rhythms
  • Professional Teaching in Higher Education
  • Professional Writing
  • Disabilities Studies/Culture
  • Disability Law
  • Disability Across the Lifespan
  • Literature of Disability: Psychosocial Implications
  • Design and Analysis in Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants submit their application online
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Submit a Personal Statement  
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15271 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5641 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5641 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Auburn

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

As you prepare for your pursuit of higher learning at Auburn University, you take on many exciting responsibilities and challenges. The pursuit of funding is a responsibility, but it doesn't have to be a challenge.The Office of Student Financial Services is here to help you begin and fulfill a rewarding educational experience at Auburn. We encourage you to complete the required application(s) as early as possible to ensure that you receive maximum consideration for the aid for which you may qualify. Please visit Forms and Documents to get started.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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