University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Vision Studies - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Total of 90 credits minimum (maximum of 30 credits form master's degree)

Major Field (DIL) Studies (30-36 credits with at least 18 credits at the 3000 level with a minimum of 15 credits at the University of Pittsburgh)

Dept Course Title Credits
IL 3532 CUR ISSUES & TRENDS IN SPEC EDUC 3
IL 3590 ADV RESEARCH SEMINAR IN SPECIAL EDU 3
The remaining courses are chosen based upon the undergraduate or graduate plan of study. Coursework can be taken within the program or in another area or discipline, as long as the work is in the declared area of specialization and the program of studies is approved by the total faculty. 27-33

Research Methodology (12 credits minimum)

Dept Course Title Credits
Approved courses in Research Methodology 12

Research Practicum Courses (6 credits)

Dept Course Title Credits
Approved Research Practicum 6

Academic Area (9-18 credits)

Dept Course Title Credits
Nine credits are taken outside of the School of Education if the student's bachelor's degree is in an academic discipline or the equivalent. Eighteen credits are taken outside the School of Education if the degree is not in an academic discipline. 9-18

Electives (Credits variable)

Dept Course Title Credits
Electives are chosen to bring breadth and/or depth to the program of study. Because of the broad areas of specialty within the field of Special Education, these courses may be taken within the School or from across the University.

Dissertation (18 credits)

Dept Course Title Credits
Dissertation 18