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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 Education (M Ed) Visual impairment
Master of Education (M Ed) Deaf/blind
Master of Science (MS) Severe disabilities
Master of Education (M Ed) Severe disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Early childhood special education
Master of Education (M Ed) Deaf and hard of hearing
Master of Education (M Ed) Mild/moderate disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Visual impairment
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Severe disabilities
Master of Education (M Ed) Early childhood vision impairments
Master of Education (M Ed) Board certified behavior analyst
Master of Science (MS) Deaf/blind
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mild/moderate disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Board certified behavior analyst

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 29

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

30
Applied
29
Accepted
28
Enrolled
97%

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 November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

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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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
36%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
63%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.82%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 90%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.41%

Gender

Male (8%)
Female (91%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 8
Male (4)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Inclusive education, positive behavior support, reading, instruction and intervention strategies
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
139,750

Location & Contact

Address 1721 Campus Center Drive
2280 SAEC
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Dr. Robert E. O'Neill
Chair
Email: rob.oneill@utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-8121
Fax: 801-585-6476