For the EdS in Education (Special Education)
Applicants who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to apply:
- Professional preparation
Earned, or will have earned, a master's degree from an accredited institution; minimum of one year professional experience in special education or a closely related area.
- GRE or Miller Analogies Test scores
Minimum GRE results of 148 verbal and 148 quantitative; alternatively, applicants may choose to take the Miller Analogies Test. We require a minimum score of 408 for the Miller Analogies Test.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate and graduate courses taken.
International applicants will also need to score a minimum of 20 points each on the Speaking and Writing sections of the TOEFL with an overall minimum score of 80. Test scores must be within five years from the date of application.
Initial Admission Requirements
Students should complete the Graduate School application and attach the following required materials when prompted:
- Official GRE scores
- Unofficial transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose: Students should outline their teaching philosophy, experience and career goals, not to exceed two single-spaced typed pages.
Potential students who are interested in participating in the PIPs Project, a joint effort between the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and the Special Education B-K program that provides interdisciplinary training to support young children with high intensity needs across a variety of settings, can apply for funding.
Apply for Funding
Final Admission Requirements
After completing the initial admission requirements (see above), the applicant will be contacted by the department with names of potential faculty members with whom they may interview. An interview is required, and it is the applicant's responsibility to schedule interviews.
Admissions decisions will be based on the faculty's evaluation of undergraduate and graduate GPA, GRE (and TOEFL where relevant) scores, quality of essay, letters of recommendations, resumé, and interview(s).
The program faculty will review applications on an ongoing basis. Final acceptance into the program requires agreement by a faculty member to be the applicant's major professor.