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Revised September 2023

This handbook, in conjunction with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate Catalog, serves as a guide for students and faculty designing and implementing Ph.D. programs of study within the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders (SECD).

The Department offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees through two unified programs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Graduate School: (a) Educational Studies and (b) Human Sciences. The Department's Ph.D. program in Educational Studies focuses on Special Education; and the Ph.D. program in Human Sciences focuses on Communication Disorders in either Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology.

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.