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Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education


How do I get full consideration for admission and funding?

All complete applications submitted on or before December 1 will receive full consideration for admission and funding. Any applications submitted after this date will be considered on a rolling basis; funding options may be limited.

Can I get an application waiver?

Please visit this website for information about how to request an application fee waiver.

Should I mention specific faculty members in my Academic Statement of Purpose?

Yes! Please identify at least one of our current faculty members with whom you have a research or methodological match.

 What are my funding options?

Please visit this page to learn about opportunities specific to our department.

Please visit this page ( to learn about opportunities available through the UIUC Graduate College.

Who can I contact with questions about the doctoral program?

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