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University of Utah

Department of Special Education

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Special Education is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Mild/moderate disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Early childhood deaf and hard of hearing
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Early childhood special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood special education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Board certified behavior analyst
Master of Science (MS) Deafblind
Master of Education (M Ed) Deafblind
Master of Science (MS) Early childhood special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Visual impairments
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood visual impairments
Master of Education (M Ed) Severe disabilities
Master of Education (M Ed) Deaf and hard of hearing
Master of Education (M Ed) Mild/moderate disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Visual impairments
Master of Education (M Ed) Board certified behavior analyst
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Severe disabilities
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mild/moderate disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Severe disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Board certified behavior analyst

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Qualifying exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

53
Applied
44
Accepted
36
Enrolled
83%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5, Master's Degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$24,300
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 85%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.43%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (87%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 31
Male (10)
Female (38)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Inclusion, positive behavior supports, embedded instruction, functional communication, literacy intervention
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
142,545

Location & Contact

Address 1721 Campus Center Drive
SAEC 2280
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Dr. Susan Johnston PhD
Chair
Email: susan.johnston@utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-5187
Fax: 801-585-6476

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