M.Sc. On Campus

Special Education

University of Scranton

12 months
965 USD/credit 34740 USD/year
965 USD/credit 34740 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Scranton Department of Education is committed to preparing informed, inquiring, and skilled professionals who, as scholars and decision-makers, are ready to take their place as leaders improving the educational community.  The Special Education program is offered by University of Scranton.


Students can enter the Special Education program in a course of study leading to PreK- 8 certification or in a course of study leading to 7- 12 certification.

The Special Education program at University of Scranton offers two certification pathways: students can enroll in a course of study leading to Pre K- 8 certification or in a course of study leading to grades 7- 12 certification. Both pathways require 36 credit hours of coursework and include an internship. 

All students pursuing a master’s degree must complete research and foundation course requirements and pass a capstone experience/ comprehensive examination. Prior to student teaching, students must pass the requisite PECT test(s), which are mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education

Mission Statement of the Department of Education

The mission of the Department of Education at The University of Scranton is to prepare professional educators for service in the public schools. Attention to the scholarship of each candidate in both the content knowledge to be taught and in the professional education knowledge base is augmented by attention to decision-making in both the personal and professional areas. The belief that educators are both scholars and decision-makers pervades the program in its design and requirements, and in its assessment of degree and non-degree students.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Inclusionary Classroom Practices
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders & Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education
  • Special Education Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certificate of finances/scholarship letter. You are encouraged to submit a letter or statement from a bank listing the required amount of assured financial support necessary.
  • International students should apply to the term in which they will begin their graduate program at The University of Scranton. If you required an English transition program, please apply to Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework.
  • A minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is expected for admittance to graduate study. An applicant whose undergraduate GPA falls below the level of 3.00 must submit other evidence of his/her ability to successfully complete a graduate program, such as grades in other post-baccalaureate courses/programs, scores from examinations (e.g. Graduate Record Examination), or a record of successful completion of progressively higher work responsibilities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Scranton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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