Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education
University of Northern Colorado

Program Details

University of Northern Colorado offers an online Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education. A doctoral program is for experienced educators who are seeking leadership and further growth opportunities within the field. This curriculum combines theory, research, practice, and policy on different special education teaching methods and how to best serve individuals with disabilities.


  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a comparable degree from a foreign institution
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on the most recent 60 credit hours completed
  • Official copies of transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic and professional goals
  • Resume
  • Published or professional writing sample
  • Official GRE scores, less that 5 years old (minimum 140 quantitative, 146 verbal reasoning, combined score of at least 297, analytical writing 3.5)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission