The Fall/Summer 2022 application portal will open in mid-October 2021.
The initial application deadline for Fall/Summer 2022 admission is February 1, 2022.
Note: Applicants for the Early Intervention programs should apply for SUMMER 2022 admission and applicants to the K-12 programs should apply for Fall 2022 admission. Admitted students in Early Intervention will work with an advisor and can choose to shift to Fall term at a later time.
Applications for any unfilled slots are accepted through May 1.
American Indian/Alaska Native Applicants
American Indian/Alaska Native applicants to the Special Education master’s program qualify for the Sapsik'ʷałá program. Sapsik'ʷałá scholars do service payback by teaching for 2 years in schools with high Native American student populations. Candidates must complete an application for both the Special Education and Sapsik'ʷałá program by January 15, 2022.
We admit the following number of students to each of our master’s-level programs on average each year:
- Masters + Licensure Programs: 15–25 Students
- Master’s Only (Non-Licensure) Programs: 3–5 Students
- Added Endorsement (Non-Degree) Programs: 3–5 Students
Complete the online Graduate Admission Application; select Special Education as your department within the College of Education.
Nonrefundable Application Fee: $70 (Domestic Students)/$90 (International Students), paid by credit card or eCheck. You will need to pay the application fee before you are able to submit the application.
- You do not need to complete the online application in one sitting.
- You will be able to log in and view/updated each section of your application until your payment is made.
- Once this fee is paid, your file is officially submitted to the department.
Within this online application, there are several sections to fill out including:
- Personal information
- Residency information
- Educational information
- Contact information for three people who will be providing letters of recommendation for you
- Department application (which includes character questionnaire)
In the application, you are required to upload:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Your resume or CV should include the following information, beginning with most recent education, including degree and institution (with dates of graduation):
- Work experiences in education
- Presentations at conferences or workshops
- Publications, if any
- Organizational affiliations
- Any other relevant professional information
Professional Goal Statement
Discuss your professional goals and why you feel our program can support you in meeting these goals.
Statement about Experiences with Individuals with Disabilities
Describe your experiences in working with individuals and/or families with disabilities.
Letters of Recommendation
You must provide the email contact information for three sources for letters of recommendation within the application.
Each recommender will receive an automated email prompt, directing them to an online system for evaluating you on several different components as well as the option to upload a letter on your behalf.
Office of the Registrar
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Character Questionnaire—Licensure Applicants Only
The character questionnaire is filled out online as part of the admissions application in GradWeb.
The admissions committee does not have access to this document until the time they are ready to make an admissions decision; it is used for advising purposes only.