The University of Oklahoma Special Education doctoral program prepares students for careers in higher education, school instruction and educational leadership. Students consult with their advisors to develop unique plans of study related to their professional interests.
Students create a plan of study that includes core special education research and elective coursework, residency research, teaching and service activities, and dissertation research. Doctoral students who enter with a master’s degree typically complete the program between four years (full-time) and five-to-seven years (part-time).
In addition to completing required and elective coursework, students work with faculty members on research, teach college-level courses, become involved in state and national professional organizations and present and publish their research at the state and national levels.
Graduates of the OU Special Education Doctoral Program have become professors at universities across the country and internationally and have assumed instructional leadership positions in public schools, state departments of education, and other agencies.
Eight Major Steps of the Doctoral Program
Application Deadline: January 15 (Fall entry only)
Prospective students must have
You will be asked to provide official transcripts and remit an application fee in addition to providing the following required documents during the application process.
For information about applying for the OU Doctoral Special Education Program, contact the College of Education Graduate Programs Support Office at 405-325-4525 or send an email to Mike Jenkins at email@example.com.
Students can obtain permission to enroll in a Department of Educational Psychology course (EDPY, EDSP, or EIPT) by doing the following:
For further assistance, please call the departmental office at (405) 325-5974.