Admission to Ph.D. Program

General Requirements for Admission

  1. Masters degree or equivalent in a field relevant to the specialization
  2. A 3.0 or higher grade point average on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  3. Relevant practical experience with people with disabilities in schools, clinics, or other settings appropriate to the specialization
  4. A score or scores at or above the 40th percentile on the GRE verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing
  5. Three letters of recommendation

Application fee waivers are available to students who demonstrate financial need, are first-generation students, identify as a member of a racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+, or other community or group historically underrepresented in our field, or have served or are serving as members of the U.S. military. Our overall goal as a department is to ensure the application fee is not a barrier of entry to our programs, so please reach out if it is. Fee waivers are confidential and are not disclosed to admissions committees.

Please contact our graduate coordinator, Elise Gonzalez, 435-797-3245, if you would like to be considered for an application fee waiver or if you have any further questions.

The student's letter of interest is an important part of the application.  In this letter, please describe your background, your goals and reasons you are interested in the program, and your long range career plans after the program.

Application Deadline
The Application Deadline for Fall entry is January 15th.

Graduate School Application

Note:  We encourage application by non-traditional students who may not fit our general application requirements.  If you lack any of the above requirements, but have other equivalent experiences and skills, please contact
Elise Gonzalez, 435-797-3245.