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Special Education

Portland State University

24 months
671 USD/credit
671 USD/credit
444 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Portland State University Department of Special Education, Graduate School of Education, offers a Master’s of Science degree or a Master’s of Arts degree.

Visit the official programme website for more information



The Special Education Department at Portland State University is dedicated to preparing and supporting professionals to improve the educational outcomes and quality of life for all learners.  


To achieve our vision, the Special Education programs strive to increase the use of evidence-based practices by preparing exemplary educators, collaborating with schools, building community partnerships, and conducting and disseminating research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research in Special Education
  • Issues and Practices in Special
  • Special Project (a faculty - mentored applied research project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of a least 3.0
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted by the College of Education for the program application. You must submit transcripts for all institutions previously attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree or not. If admitted, you must send official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions in order to register for classes.
  • Begin your personal statement
  • Prepare your résumé (reflect your volunteer or work experience within the related field)
  • Identify at least two people who can provide positive letters of recommendation for you. (Official instructions about the letter of recommendation will be provided as part of the new application process).  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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