Texas Tech University

Special Education - Deafblindness (M.Ed.)

Program Overview

The coursework for the Deafblindness program is available as an area of emphasis within the M.Ed. in Special Education and as a stand-alone certificate. One weekend of on-campus instruction serves as a supplement to your online education, ensuring that you get the best of both worlds: a program you can complete from wherever you are and a personal relationship with instructors and other students.

Degrees Offered

M.Ed. in Special Education M.Ed. in Special Education with a specialization in Deafblindness. Coursework is completed primarily online. Two courses for the Master's program and one course for the certificate only option require one weekend per course of on-campus instruction.

Also offered: a stand-alone Deafblindness Certificate

Career Opportunities With This Degree

The Master's in Special Education with a specialization in Deafblindness makes an individual a specialist in working with students who have both vision and hearing impairments in Special Education. Many teachers pursue this specialization and work with students with multiple impairments who are deafblind.

Application Materials

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 graduate.admissions@ttu.edu. 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, 2 Professional Recommendations. Download a comprehensive list of requirements.

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Semester in which the program can be started

Spring, Fall, or Summer I or II

Estimated Hours to Completion

36 credit hours for master's; 27 hours for graduate certificate only

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 credit hours maximum for master's. All transfer hours are at advisor's discretion.

Financial Aid

TTU Graduate School and COE scholarships, research assistantships, student loans (loans not available for cert only students)

Tuition & Fees

Visit the Student Business Services website to estimate your costs.


Dr. L.J. Gould