Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program

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Broaden your ability to impact education and services for people with disabilities.


The Disability Disciplines Doctoral Program offers a multidisciplinary doctoral degree that brings together faculty and students across disciplinary and departmental lines to explore interrelated aspects of disabilities. You learn to:

  • Prepare new teachers and clinicians to effectively implement research-based practices
  • Develop and evaluate new programs, treatments, and interventions
  • Conduct meaningful research on important topics.


The Doctoral Program is uniquely designed to provide experience across disciplinary and departmental lines.

At a Glance

6 specializations

4 years: average completion time

Specializations

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Applied Behavior Analysis


This specialization prepares graduates to become university faculty in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Students gain the research and clinical experiences necessary to become leaders in this field through mentored experiences supervised by program faculty.

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Audiology


The Audiology specialization prepares graduates to become university faculty in audiology. They receive the necessary training through research, scholarship, and teaching experience in the program.

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Pathokinesiology


The Pathokinesiology specialization is an interdisciplinary program organized around three core content areas: motor control, motor learning and biomechanics and prepares students to be productive in research and to pursue a career in academia.

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Rehabilitation Counseling


In the Rehabilitation Counseling specialization, doctoral students gain experience in teaching both traditional on-campus and technology-mediated distance courses in conjunction with the MRC program, which is ranked 15th in the nation.

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Special Education


The Special Education specialization prepares graduates to become university faculty in special education. They receive the necessary training through research, scholarship, and teaching experience in the program.

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Speech-Language Pathology


The Speech-language Pathology specialization prepares students to work with individuals of any age who have difficulties communicating, learning to communicate, or feeding and swallowing. 


Questions? Get in Touch.

Elise Gonzalez

Graduate Program Coordinator

Elise Gonzalez

Office Location: EDUC 313
Phone: 435-797-3245
Email: elise.gonzalez@usu.edu