Doctoral Programs in the College of Education

The Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) doctoral program emphasizes advanced knowledge, scholarship, leadership, and clinical competence in the areas of cognitive communication sciences, speech-language acquisition in monolingual and multilingual contexts, and swallowing.

The Counseling Psychology (CPSY) doctoral program focuses on training students in prevention and intervention with children and families, adults, and communities to support careers in research with a range of populations. Students develop competencies in the field of health service psychology through both coursework and experiential training.

The Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education (CSSE) doctoral program is a research-intensive program designed for students who want to work in academic or policy settings. The program provides a comprehensive approach to educational research that considers the consequences of contemporary schooling systems while developing alternatives.

The Educational Leadership (EDLD) Doctor of Education (DEd) program provides practicing educational professionals with an advanced graduate degree that emphasizes leadership development, oral and written communication, and understanding of educational research.

The Prevention Science (PrevSci) doctoral program is one of only a few such programs in the country. Students in this research-intensive program will complete coursework and research with specific emphasis on understanding and helping underserved individuals and families.

The Quantitative Research Methods in Education (QRME) doctoral program develops researchers, scholars, and policy leaders who engage in traditions of inquiry that create knowledge and understanding founded in empirical evidence.

The School Psychology (SPSY) doctoral program prepares students to qualify for licensure as a professional psychologist through the state board of psychologist examiners, as well as state certification or licensure as a school psychologist in Oregon and most other states.

The nationally ranked Special Education (SPED) doctoral program provides advanced training that prepares students to be the next generation of leaders. The program is designed to support students to develop expertise in the domains of teaching, service, and research.