Doctor of Education in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours are required to complete the doctorate?

A total of 60 hours of course work must be completed to earn a doctorate in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education.  In addition to the courses, a minimum of six hours of dissertation (DSDE 6390 and 6391) are to be taken.


How long will it take me to graduate?

The course work for the Doctoral program is designed to be completed within eight semesters, including fall, spring, and summer.  All course work, including the dissertation defense, counting toward the degree must be completed within a ten-year time frame.


Do you offer a full online program?

No, currently, we offer a hybrid program.  In the future, we will be developing more online courses.


How much cost is incurred for a regular fall or spring semester during the doctoral program?

Lamar University Tuition and Fees


Is the program designed to cater to the working professional?

Yes.  The majority of doctoral students are full time, working professionals.  Our courses are offered on the weekends, Friday night, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and all day Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


If I apply, will I automatically be interviewed?

No.  Applications are screened and applicants are drawn from this pool.


How do I apply for scholarships?

Office of Student Financial Assistance

Lamar University Scholarships

In the past, we have had funding from the Office of Special Education (OSEP).  Currently, we have no OSEP grant, but we may have one in the future.