University of North Texas

College of Education

PhD in Special Education


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral program in Special Education at the University of North Texas focuses on competence, excellence and leadership. We train you to assume leadership positions in higher education or in public and private education settings.

By pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Special Education, you’ll have unique opportunities to:

  • Participate in interdepartmental studies
  • Become involved in community-based programming
  • Network with professionals in special education and other disciplines

The rigorous curriculum allows you to participate in formal course work, independent study, internships, practicum and dissertation research.

You can pursue concentrations in:

  • Autism Intervention
  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorders

As you progress through the program, you can enroll in specialized course work focusing on autism intervention, emotional/behavioral disorders or mild/moderate disabilities. You’ll also receive teaching or related experience before completing the program.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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