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The University of Kansas

Department of Special Education

Lawrence, KS

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Overview

The University of Kansas / Department of Special Education is located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Early childhood unified
(Certificate) Autism spectrum disorder
(Certificate) Special and inclusive education leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Special education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 128
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 28

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

166
Applied
133
Accepted
103
Enrolled
80%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline December 13th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, 3 letters of reference, professional resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Official transcripts, 3 letters of reference, professional resume, professional writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 21
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

321
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.74%
Black or African American 4.05%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.31%
Two or more races 3.12%
Unknown 0.93%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities research, leadership development, qualitative research and evaluation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 521 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, KS  66045
United States
Contact Michael L. Wehmeyer
Chair
Email: wehmeyer@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-0723

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