15 months
723 USD/credit 20822 USD/year
723 USD/credit 20822 USD/year
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This Autism Studies program offered by Saint Mary's College, open to both men and women, will prepare you to respond to the critical needs for understanding and responding meaningfully to autism and people with autism.  


Key facts:

  • Because autism is a multidimensional entity, we must use a multidimensional approach to understand and respond to it.  This is why best practices in autism services employ interdisciplinary approaches, and autism professionals are routinely called upon to collaborate in interprofessional teams.  
  • The Autism Studies program offered by Saint Mary's College prepares students to do cutting edge work in the field of autism by striking a balance between interdisciplinary scope and disciplinary rigor. You will complete coursework in psychology, statistics, research methods, approaches to autism intervention, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, education, social work, ethics and the humanities (philosophy, theology, history and literature). Your MAS courses will be taught by scholars and clinicians trained in these respective disciplines.  When you complete this program, you will be ready to lead the way in developing interdisciplinary understanding and interprofessional responses to autism.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Autism and Humanity
  • A Biopsychosocial Understanding of the Autism Spectrum
  • Quantitative Methods in Autism Research
  • Autism Research Design and Methods
  • Occupational Therapy and Autism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or the international equivalent. The most competitive candidates will have maintained at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in undergraduate coursework, though experience with autism.
  • Submission of a completed application form
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
  • Two to three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement that addresses your reasons for pursuing a Master of Autism Studies
  • EITHER A) a sample of academic or professional writing that shows your ability to communicate effectively OR B) a brief video interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 723 USD per credit during 15 months.
  • National

    20822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 723 USD per credit during 15 months.

Living costs for South Bend

885 - 1432 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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