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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Feb 27, 2021
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Vision Studies, PhD

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Blindness/Vision Impairment/Orientation and Mobility, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Total of 90 credits minimum (maximum of 30 credits form master’s degree)

Major Field (DIL) Studies

30-36 credits with at least 18 credits at the 3000 level with a minimum of 15 credits at the University of Pittsburgh

Research Metholodogy (12 credits minimum)

Approved courses in Research Methodology - 12 credits

Research Practicum Courses (6 credits)

Approved Research Practicum - 6 credits

Academic Area (9-18 credits)

Nine credits are taken outside of the School of Education if the student’s bachelor’s degree is in an academic discipline or the equivalent. Eighteen credits are taken outside the School of Education if the degree is not in an academic discipline. 9-18 credits

Electives (Credits variable)

Electives are chosen to bring breadth and/or depth to the program of study. Because of the broad areas of specialty within the field of Special Education, these courses may be taken within the School or from across the University.

Dissertation (18 credits)

Dissertation - 18 credits

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