Special Education

Biola University

30 months
621 USD/credit
621 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Special Education degree 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 program can be completed in four semesters and is designed to prepare highly effective special educators who plan to work in challenging school environments. 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

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • Apply Online
  • Log into your Application Portal
  • Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Submit 2 Recommendation Forms
  • Pastor Recommendation
  • Character/Employer/Academic Recommendation
  • Complete essays as indicated in the application
  • Christian Testimony Essay
  • Vocational Objective Essay
  • Non-native English speakers must verify a score of 100 iBT on the TOEFL exam or 7.5 on the IELTS exam

Tuition Fee

  • International

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    621 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 621 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.


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

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Special Education
Biola University