Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Doctoral Program

Department of Special Education

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities (A&DD) Doctoral Program provides students with cutting-edge training for conducting research. Students engage in hands-on practice with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. In this concentration, we strive to provide students with teaching, research, and clinical training experiences that will prepare them for careers in academia and/or clinical-based settings. As a Tier-1 research institute, we provide highly personalized training with a wide range of clinical and research opportunities.

The Ph.D. degree generally takes four years of full-time study to complete. Students develop their own individualized program of study in consultation with their academic advisor and the graduate advisor. In addition to content and research coursework, Ph.D. students will complete a dissertation and professional activities beyond coursework. This can include supervision of student teachers, presentation at professional conferences, submitting manuscripts for publication, teaching at the undergraduate level.



At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
December 1, Priority
Rolling Admissions

Credit Hours Required: 57

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

Area Co-Coordinator
Mark O’Reilly

Area Co-Coordinator
Terry Falcomatta

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