Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Special Education
Northcentral University

Program Details

With this PhD in Special Education, you can position yourself for success in almost any career path.  Whether you intend to use your knowledge as a leader directly within educational environments, as a consultant for your district, or as an expert within your state, you’ll benefit from new perspectives you gain in this program.  With this focus on the education of gifted students and those with learning disabilities, you’ll examine curriculum, trends, policies, issues and advocacy.  You’ll hone your leadership skills and conduct research, culminating in a dissertation that will broaden the field of knowledge in Special Education.   Courses that may be offered as electives include:

  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Introduction to the Exceptional Student
  • Law in Special Education


  • Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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