The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) is designed with an emphasis in the development of skills in scientific inquiry and leadership. Students enrolled in this study program gain an understanding of philosophy and theory as they relate to the conduct of research and program evaluation. Graduates pursue careers in schools, institutions of higher education, research centers and agencies that require the competencies developed through a Ph.D. course of study.
For students interested in earning both a Juris Doctor degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education degree, the William S. Boyd School of Law and the UNLV Department of Educational and Clinical Studies offers a dual Juris Doctor/Doctorate of Special Education (J.D./Ph.D.) program that allows students admitted to both programs to pursue the two degrees concurrently.