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Special Education, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The focus of the program at Texas A&M International University is to provide graduate special education candidates with the opportunity to gain specialist training and research experience with diverse exceptional learners across the life span.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Evidence Based Practice for Students with Disabilities
  • Special Education Law and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Issues in Disability Throughout the Lifespan
  • Measurement and Evaluation
  • Classroom and Behavior Management of Exceptional Children
  • Collaboration and Consultation in Educational Settings
  • Foundations of Educational Research
  • Thesis
  • Essential Behavior Principles
  • Analytic Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Research and Applications in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ethical, Legal and Professional Standards
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Intervention in Autism
  • Teaching and Positive Behavior Support in Austism
  • Intervention Program Models in Autism
  • Current Issues in the Education and Behavioral Treatment of Austism

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • Programme intensity Full-time
                                • Full-time duration 24 months
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                                On Campus

                              English Language Requirements

                              You only need to take one of these language tests:

                              • Minimum required score:


                                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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                              • Minimum required score:


                                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                              Academic Requirements

                              You need the following GPA score:

                              Required score: 2.75

                              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                              General Requirements

                              Admission requirements:

                              • Official Certificate of Graduation
                              • Use a Foreign Credential Evaluation Service for credential translation
                              • Submit official TOEFL or IELTS score reports

                              Visa requirements:

                              • Bank Statement
                              • Copy of Current Visa
                              • Copy of I-20
                              • Financial Statement Form
                              • International Student Transfer Form

                              Tuition Fee

                              • International

                                499 USD/credit
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 499 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
                              • National

                                77 USD/credit
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 77 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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