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Special Education (ABA), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
Online
This biblically-centered program equips professionals with teaching and intervention skills based on ABA principles. ABA is the most research-supported scientific treatment for autism and is highly effective for individuals with other disabilities as well.
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Overview

  • Earn the MS in Special Education degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and concurrently fulfill requirements for the highly demanded Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential and meet partial course requirements for the Pennsylvania Behavior Specialist License (BSL).
Program Highlights
  • First Christian university program worldwide, with extensive autism training, that has been verified to meet coursework and experience requirements for eligibility to take the BCBA Exam
  • May be started any semester and completed in as few as seven semesters
  • 50% tuition discount for educators working in Christian schools
  • Unique 5th edition course sequence verified to meet coursework requirements for the 5th edition BCBA exam and 4th edition BCBA exam (if SPE 726 is replaced by SPE 731)
  • Advance standing for Bible/theology credits available
  • Intensive Practicum (IP) Track and Coursework-Only Track available

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • ABA for Autism and Other Disabilities I
  •  ABA for Autism and Other Disabilities II
  • Interventions for Autism/Other Disabilities
  • Principles of Behavior

For more information visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Submit the Graduate Application for Admission (either online or print), along with a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit the following essays: Spiritual Statement: Describe your conversion to Christ, spiritual growth, and church involvement; Statement of Purpose: Describe your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this field at this time. 

  • Submit official academic transcript(s) for all conferred degrees. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university, or seminary, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. 

  • Submit two Academic/Professional References.

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    688 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 688 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    688 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 688 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    688 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 688 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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