Our Doctoral Graduates
Information about Our Doctoral Graduates and Its Graduates
Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Special Education provides a robust mix of curriculum, coursework, and other educational experiences intended to prepare scholars and leaders in the special education field. Dynamic faculty and a host of diverse learning experiences provide students with a solid foundation to be a leader in the special education field.
Significant effort, energy and expense are invested into earning a doctoral degree, therefore this begs the question: what do the graduates do with the degree? For graduates of the FAU doctoral program in special education, the answer is, a number of different things. Read about our graduates and where are they now in this document.
How long does it take to complete the FAU Doctoral program in ESE?
Students can attend the doctoral program full- or part-time. While some students complete the program in as little as 3 years, some students take longer. The most common completion time is 5 years. The time period includes time to complete course work and the dissertation. Since the inception of the program, the range for years to completion is 3 to 17. This range reflects both fulland part-time students who have attended the program, as a full-time student, employed as a graduate assistant or as a part-time student, working in some professional capacity. The flexibility of our program allows any student to tailor a program that can be completed in a reasonable time frame.
What are graduates of our program doing with their degree?
Most students who complete our doctoral degree assume a position in higher education, but not all. The doctoral program prepares leaders in special education with a deep knowledge of scholarship and the ability to take a diversity of professional roles. The bar graph below summarizes the many different professional roles students obtained after graduation.