UNC Menu

Special EducatioN PhD

special education leader in school library

A Flexible Online Doctorate (PhD) Program in Special Education

The Special Education Doctor of Philosophy program allows you to pursue your specific interests and goals in the field of special education. Our program is based on the concept that your learning is an active, self-regulated process.

You will work in collaboration with your advisor and committee on individualized instruction in theory, pedagogy, research methodology, evidence-based practice, public policy and advocacy, and collaboration. Required courses include special education, research methods, electives, and research tools.

Become a Special Education Leader And Advocate

You will be prepared for creative leadership in a rapidly changing world that is experiencing increasing cultural diversity and structural reforms. Become a steward and advocate for exceptional students via a wide range of leadership positions in public and private schools, colleges, universities, agencies, businesses and government entities.

More Resources

Get Started / Apply

Request Information


Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
3-5 years including dissertation
$630/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Silvia Correa-Torres, EdD


Request Information