Education: Special Education, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 69 Hours

Required Core
CIED 6503Doctoral Seminar3
SCFD 6113Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry3
SCFD 6983Diversity and Equity Issues in Education3
Hours Subtotal9
Choose 12 hours from the following (must include one quantitative and one qualitative course):12
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
Analyses of Variance
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Psychometric Theory
Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Computer Applications in Nonparametric Data Analyses
Qualitative Research I
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Hours Subtotal12
Cognate or Electives with a Thematic Focus
Select 9 hours9
Hours Subtotal9
Select 24 hours from the following:24
Legal Aspects in Special Education
School and Interagency Collaboration
Current Trends and Issues in Special Education
SPED 6063
SPED 6563
Single Subject Design in Special Education
Internship in Education
Directed Reading
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Special Education
EPSY 6333
Psychological Consultation
Hours Subtotal24
CIED 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours69

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval