How to Apply

Department of Special Education

The Department of Special Education seeks a diverse student body that is academically well-prepared for graduate school, committed to the development of new knowledge, and interested in improving professional practice. Since interest in special education as an area of study and a profession continues to grow, competition for admission is keen. In reviewing applications for admission, our faculty considers all sources of information:

  • Previous academic preparation
  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • Recommendations
  • Evidence that an applicant’s background, interests, and goals are compatible with those of the area of specialization to which they are applying.

Application Deadlines

Priority Deadline

Complete your application by December 1 to be considered for financial support. This applies to both master’s and doctoral applicants. 

Rolling Admissions Deadlines

Although financial support is prioritized for applicants who complete their applications prior to December 1, we continue to consider applications on a rolling basis (including possible financial support). 

Application Process

Basic Requirements

Application Procedures

International Applicants

Financial Support

Application Status

After Your Decision

Contact Information

Department of Special Education
George I. Sánchez Building
3rd Floor, Room 3.708
Phone: (512) 471-4161