Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education - Concentration in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

****    Note: Applications for this Ph. D. program are not accepted for Fall 2017

Updates will be announced for possible Spring/Fall, 2018 admissions, pending capacity  ****

This doctoral concentration focuses on the preparation of personnel to assume leadership roles in the area of mild/moderate disabilities research, education, and training. The requirements are designed to increase the capacity of graduates to provide effective leadership in the area of mild/moderate programming and policy development and to conduct valid empirical intervention research that will bridge existing research-to-practice gaps and improve outcomes for students with mild/moderate disabilities and their families. Students who have completed this program work in university settings as faculty members, as administrators for state and district level public education entities, in private schools as administrators or consultants, and for nonprofit agencies.

>> Learn more about the PhD in Special Education - Concentration in Mild/Moderate Disabilities

>> See Educational Psychology Graduate Admissions for application procedures

For questions on specific course requirements of this program, potential students may also contact Dr. Bertina Combes (


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