A view from the west side of the Chi Omega water fountain and surrounding flowers

Admission to the University of Kansas

It's never too early or late to begin your journey as a Jayhawk. Students just like you can make a significant impact as an educator. At the Department of Special Education, we combine a unique approach to leadership within special education with a focus on theory to practice. We provide opportunities to apply academic knowledge to active challenges in today's world, and students graduate to become better-prepared special educators because of it.

Graduate Students (Campus-based & Online)

Graduate students are encouraged to apply for admission through the Office of Graduate Admissions at KU.

Please note that each individual graduate program offered through the Department of Special Education has a unique set of program application requirements and application deadlines. Visit your graduate program web page for additional details.

International Students

International students are encouraged to apply to the Department of Special Education based on their level of degree/education interest:

You will find yourself in good company as an international student at KU, located in Lawrence, Kansas - the heart of the United States. As a new international student, you will join thousands of students who have come from more than 110 countries in every region of the world. The Office of International Admissions will assist prospective international students in their application for admission to KU.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Individuals interested in enrolling in graduate coursework without the intent to complete degree program are encouraged to apply as non-degree seeking students. For more information, please contact the academic department via email at specialeduadm@ku.edu.