M.A. Blended

Special Education

Point Loma Nazarene University

24 months
660 USD/credit 11880 USD/year
660 USD/credit 11880 USD/year
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At Point Loma Nazarene University, in the Special Educatin program, we are here for the same reasons you are: We truly believe in the power of education, and we care deeply about individuals — including you. 


Like you, we believe that all students, no matter their challenges or special needs, have value and promise. We believe that the right teacher can make every student’s life better.

Key Features 

  • When you join Point Loma Nazarene University’s Master of Arts in Special Education program, you will challenge yourself to be more effective in serving students with special needs. 
  • Everyone you encounter here will share that goal with you, from your admissions counselor to your professors. Rest assured, PLNU’s School of Education will take a personal interest in you and care about your concerns, experience, beliefs, and goals.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Methods of Teaching Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Methods of Teaching Students with Other Health Impairments 
  • Individualized Programs and Supports for Students with Deaf-Blindness 
  • Advanced Special Education Assessment and Analysis of Behavior 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application for admissions (including $50 non-refundable application fee, which is waived for PLNU alums, current or former military and their dependents, and PLNU employees).
  • Submit official transcripts with proof of earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Submit a personal essay, 2-3.
  • Provide two professional recommendations. You will be asked to register your recommenders by providing their names, titles, and email addresses.
  • For credential seekers only: Submit basic skills exam (CBEST or equivalent) scores. This can be demonstrated by taking the CBEST exam.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 660 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 660 USD per credit during 24 months.

San Diego : $660/unit 

Bakersfield: $640/unit

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 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.

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