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Special Education, Ph.D.

The deadline for admissions for the fall semester is January 15 of the same year. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Personal Statement
  • Professional or academic writing sample recommended
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Disability related experience preferred
  • GRE is optional (not required)
  • International students: TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Interview required. Telephone interview accepted.

Financial Support

  • Graduate Assistantships in the Department of Teaching & Leadership are highly competitive, and designed to provide graduate students with opportunities to work closely with faculty, including co-designing and co-teaching new courses, engaging in particular lines of scholarly inquiry, and working together to support student learning. Graduate Assistants are selected based on the qualifications represented in an applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV), and on the match between the assistantship needs of the department and the applicant’s qualifications. Masters and doctoral students are encouraged to apply by January 15 each year, though doctoral students are the primary recipients of graduate assistantship funding. Please contact Jeanne Schmidt at jmschmid@syr.edu for more information.
  • Research Assistantships are also available through faculty grants.
  • School of Education Endowed Scholarships
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources