Build on your experience in special education through our competency-based PhD in Special Education, which is individualized to your background and goals. You will work with our well-regarded faculty to design in-depth studies and research to reach the next level in your career.
The flexibility of our doctoral program is its greatest strength, preparing students with diverse experience and interests for a variety of leadership roles at colleges, universities, research settings, and human service agencies.
Focus your studies anywhere in the span of special education, with possible inquiries into topics such as:
You will pursue a combination of coursework, research, college teaching, and service opportunities to earn your degree.
You will design your full course of study in conjunction with your advisory committee. At a minimum, you will be expected to complete:
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Work collaboratively with doctoral students in other disciplines. Our faculty members also manage over $5 million in grants to support research, teacher education, and professional development.
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