M.Sc. On Campus

Special Education

Biola University

30 months
667 USD/credit 10938 USD/year
667 USD/credit 10938 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Special Education degree at Biola University is designed for individuals seeking to work with students who have mild to moderate learning, emotional and intellectual disabilities. As a student in this program, you will participate on faculty-led research teams and contribute to publications for peer-reviewed journals.


This fully online 41-unit Special Education degree at Biola University can be completed in four semesters and is designed to prepare highly effective special educators who plan to work in challenging school environments. 

Key facts:

Students in this program who live in the State of California can also complete prerequisite courses and the 12-unit SEED 584/585 Student Teaching in Special Education sequence that will allow them to earn their Education Specialist Credential (Mild/Moderate) from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy and Values in School and Society 
  • Educational Research and Statistics 
  • Research in Culture and Intercultural Instruction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines


41 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution by the time they plan to start coursework at Biola, and should have a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must also submit an official transcript from their previous academic institution.
  • Submit GRE General test scores (waived if cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above or if Basic Skills Requirement and subject matter competency is met by completion of a state-approved program or passage of all CSET subtests).
  • For California residents who do not hold a valid credential — Verify possession of Certificate of Clearance from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • For non-California residents — Provide proof of eligibility to complete fieldwork in non-California classroom.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 30 months.
  • National

    10938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 667 USD per credit during 30 months.

Living costs for La Mirada

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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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.

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