Special Education, EdD

College of Education

Program Description:

The doctoral program in Special Education offers the opportunity for advanced study across all areas of exceptionality. Doctoral students work closely with faculty who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, collaboration with schools and public agencies, developing public policy, and advocating for individuals with exceptionalities and their families.

Students in the doctoral program follow a competency-based individualized program of study that develops the skills necessary to become future leaders in universities, community colleges, school districts, government, and community agencies.

 

Admission Requirements:

 

Application Information 

Deadlines

Fall SemesterFebruary 28
Spring SemesterSeptember 30
Summer SessionFebruary 28

Application deadlines are encouraged for best consideration and for financial aid eligibility; however, applications can be submitted throughout the year.

Process

 Ed.D or Ph.D

Students interested in pursuing a doctoral-level degree must make an appointment to meet with the Special Education Program Coordinator prior to applying. Contact the Academic Advisor (information above) to schedule an appointment. Application materials and program information can be found at the Special Education web site, or by contacting the Special Education Academic Advisor (information above).

Send to Office of Admissions (address below):

  • Complete Graduate Application online
  • $50.00 non-refundable application fee (pay with credit card online as part of Graduate Application)
  • One official transcript from each college you have attended (Exception: UNM transcripts)

Send to Special Education Program (address below):

  • Letter of Intent
  • Department Application form
  • Resume
  • Professional Writing Sample
  • Five Letters of Recommendation (Recommend letters from professionals who are directly familiar with applicant’s academic and professional work)
  • One official transcript from each college you have attended (Exception: UNM transcripts)

Transcripted Graduate Certificates  

Send to Office of Admissions (address below):

  • Complete Graduate Application online
  • $50.00 non-refundable application fee (pay with credit card online as part of Graduate Application)
  • One official transcript from each college you have attended (Exception: UNM transcripts)
Send to Special Education Program (address below):
  • Department Application form
  • (For ISLB only) One-page philosophy statement on community participation of persons with autism spectrum disorders
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (Recommend at least one letter from a college instructor, one from an employer, and one from another professional contact)
  • One official transcript from each college you have attended (Exception: UNM transcripts)

Graduate Admissions
University of New Mexico
P.O. Box 4849
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4849
(505) 277-8900

University of New Mexico
College of Education - Special Education
MSC05 3040, Hokona Hall Zuni 273
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Contact Information:

Suzie McCalmant-Garcia: Program Advisor

(505) 277-5018
specialeducation@unm.edu