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Program in Education of Students with Exceptionalities


Georgia State University / Program in Education of Students with Exceptionalities is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Behavior disorders
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Learning disabilities
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mental retardation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sensory impairments
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Communication disorders
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Orthopedic impairments
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Early childhood special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Autism spectrum disorders

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE (minimum scores at or above the 50th percentile), GACE Basics Skills Assessment
Master's Degree Requirements Transcripts, undergraduate degree, minimum GPA of 3.0, certificate in special education/T4 certificate, written statement of goals, resume, two letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Academic and behavioral supports for students with emotional/behavior disorders; academic interventions for learning disabilities; cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic diversity; language and literacy development, disorders, and instruction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA  30302-3083
United States
Contact Dr. Kristine Jolivette
Associate Professor
Email: kjolivette@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-8040
Fax: 404-413-8043