Special Education and Multiple Abilities
    201 Graves Hall, Box 870232, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Special Education, PhD
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Collaborative Teaching, Early Intervention, Gifted Education
Program Director(s): Dr. Jane Newman - Gifted, (205) 348-1444
Dr. Kagendo Mutua - Collaborative and Severe, (205) 348-2609
Dr. Nicole Swoszowski - MAP, (205) 348-6218
Dr. Robin McWilliam, (205) 348-6527
Dr. Sunyoung Kim - Early Intervention, (205) 348-1443
Application Contact: Sylvie McDonald, (205) 348-6093
Allow admission with permission to continue?    n/a   
Allow conditional language admission?   n/a  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   n/a  

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume. (optional but recommended)
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading schemes. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.