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Graduate Students

The College of Education awards a wide array of graduate degrees and certificates to suit students at various stages of their education. Some programs are designed for practitioners, some for researchers.

Start your graduate career by exploring or contacting the master's and doctoral programs below.


Master's Programs

Communication Disorders and Sciences (MA/MS/post-baccalaureate*)

Preparation of speech-language pathologists to work with communication challenged individuals of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.

  • Program duration: 2 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – January
  • Admission info

* Preparation for a speech pathology master's program, regardless of prior undergraduate degree, without the extensive admissions procedure required for grad school.

Couples and Family Therapy (MS)

Trains students to become effective clinicians with expertise as systemic family therapists in preparation for state licensure as a LMFT.

  • Program duration: 2 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – Fall
  • Admission info

Curriculum and Teacher Education (MA/MS)

Professional development choices for current K-12 teachers emphasizing cultural awareness and social justice.

  • Program duration: varies
  • Applications accepted: Annually
  • Admission info

Educational Leadership (MS)

Focused on the development, implementation and generation of improved outcomes in the organization and management of K-12 education with choice of 5 areas of emphasis.

  • Program duration: 2 years
  • Applications accepted: Each term
  • Admission info

Prevention Science (MEd)

This non-clinical program provides training in psychological foundations, research competencies, and components of evidence-based prevention and interventions to reduce malleable risk factors and enhance protective factors in children, youth, and families.

  • Program duration: 1 year
  • Applications accepted: Annually – January
  • Admission info

Prevention Science (MS)

This program prepares students for careers in research-based social service agencies by providing training in psychological foundations, research methods, and the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention and interventions to reduce malleable risk factors and enhance protective factors in children, youth, and families.

  • Program duration: 2 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – January
  • Admission info

Sapsik‘ʷałá Project (MEd)

Preparation through the UOTeach program OR the Special Education & Early Intervention programs of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) as teachers who can bring about improvements in the K-12 educational experiences of AI/AN youth.

  • Program duration: varies
  • Applications accepted: Annually
  • Admission info

School Psychology (MS)

Designed as a specialist-level program of study to be a behaviorally oriented school psychologist with emphasis on data-oriented problem-solving, primary prevention, and early intervention.

  • Program duration: 3 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – January
  • Admission info

Special Education (MA/MS/MEd)

For current teachers interested in advanced graduate training or those interested in expanding their knowledge-base of special education for a career in the private sector that does not require a teaching license.

  • Program duration: 1.5-2 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – February
  • Admission info

UOTeach (MEd and ESOL endorsement)

K-12 Oregon teacher licensure preparation emphasizing cultural awareness and social justice.

  • Program duration: 5 terms, beginning summer term
  • Applications accepted: Annually – January
  • Admission info

Doctoral Programs

Communication Disorders and Sciences (PhD)

Provides clinical competence in speech-language pathology and cognitive communication science with emphasis on advanced knowledge, scholarship, and leadership.

  • Program duration: 5-7 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – Fall
  • Admission info

Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Provides training to be a licensed psychologist, skilled in both adult and child/family interventions, research with an emphasis on multicultural issues, and a broad commitment to social justice. An approach to practice.

  • Program duration: 5-7 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually – December
  • Admission info

Critical & Sociocultural Studies in Education (PhD)

A comprehensive approach to educational research with emphasis on promotion of equality and access of opportunity through educational scholarship.

  • Program duration: 5-7 years
  • Applications accepted: Biannually (odd-numbered years) – January
  • Admission info

Educational Leadership (PhD, DEd)

PhD: Development of expertise in K-12 educational research using a cognitive apprenticeship model.
DEd: Virtual delivery of content accessible from anywhere in Oregon for practicing educational professionals with a choice of concentrations: equity, literacy, or policy.

  • Program duration: 5-7 years (PhD)/3-5 years (DEd)
  • Applications accepted: Annually – Feb/March
  • Admission info

Prevention Science (PhD)

This research-intensive program provides training in the design, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based prevention and interventions to reduce malleable risk factors and enhance protective factors in children, youth, and families. Students focus on a specialization area of their choosing.

  • Program duration: 4 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually - January
  • Admission info

School Psychology (PhD)

Preparation to be a behaviorally-oriented school psychologist with emphases on data-oriented problem-solving, primary prevention, and early intervention.

  • Program duration: 5-7 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually - January
  • Admission info

Special Education (PhD)

Provides advanced training in preparation for leadership positions in special education, with five focus choices: Positive behavior support, Low-incidence disabilities, Early intervention, Prevention & academic interventions, Secondary/Transition services.

  • Program duration: 3-4 years
  • Applications accepted: Annually - January
  • Admission info