Special Education - Ph.D.
The goal of the doctoral program in Special Education is to prepare leadership personnel to help shape the future of special education. The program focuses on outcomes that will prepare graduates in the areas of research, teacher education, program development, and evaluation.
Ph.D., many courses offered at a distance
Career Opportunities With This Degree
Graduates are prepared for roles as teachers and researchers in university programs and specialists and consultants in direct-service agencies. The doctoral program in special education seeks to provide personnel for these roles by preparing reflective, culturally sensitive practitioners and leaders in the profession of education who practice within the Code of Ethics adopted by the Council for Exceptional Children.
All programs require that you submit an online application through the Graduate School.
College Transcripts – Send unofficial copies of all transcripts to the Texas Tech Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org. The transcripts must be in PDF format and no larger than 2 MB. Multiple attachments per email will be accepted. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.
* Official transcripts will be required during your first semester if you are admitted to your desired program.
* International applicants will need to submit additional materials. Please review the Graduate School website for more information.
Required Supplemental Application Materials
Resume, Applicant Statement, 3 Professional Recommendations, GRE Scores. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.
Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.
This program requires official GRE scores. Scores must no more than 5 years old at the time of application. Official GRE scores must be sent from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the Texas Tech Graduate School. To register for the examination please visit the GRE Testing website. Texas Tech University's code is 6827.
Semester in which the program can be started
Spring, Fall, or Summer I or II
Estimated Hours to Completion
90 credit hours for Ph.D.
Allowable Transfer Hours
30 credit hours maximum
TTU Graduate School and COE scholarships, research assistantships, student loans (loans not available for cert only students)
No hard deadline
Tuition & Fees
Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.
Dr. L.J. Gould