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Vanderbilt University

Department of Special Education

Nashville , TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Special Education is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood special education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 54

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

110
Applied
66
Accepted
53
Enrolled
60%

Applying

0
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

106
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.66%
Black or African American 0.94%
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.72%
Unknown 2.83%

Gender

Male (5%)
Female (94%)

Faculty

36
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 13
Male (7)
Female (29)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Early language and social skills development, learning and behavior disorders, autism and developmental/intellectual disabilities, low vision and blindness, giftedness and diversity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Joseph Wehby
Chair
Email: joseph.wehby@vanderbilt.edu
Phone: 615-322-8150
Fax: 615-343-1570

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