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Autism Spectrum Disorders, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #1156 (BCR) , KY, | Online
The Online Master of Education in Special Education with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a graduate program that equips professionals with knowledge of advanced educational methods for individuals with autism. 

About

  • This entirely online program is unique in Ohio and is aimed at educators, psychologists, therapists, medical personnel and speech and language pathologists that want to explore innovative ways of supporting individuals with ASD. 
  • Autism spectrum disorders affect an estimated 1 in 68 individuals. There is a growing demand for highly trained professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the educational and psychosocial needs of individuals with ASD.  Program faculty members are involved in national ASD organizations and students are guaranteed relevant and current information on how to best support individuals with ASD.
  • The program can be completed in two academic years with a minimum of 34 semester hours. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with classes starting each August, January, and May.  Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an approved university, complete an online application, submit three letters of recommendation, and a letter of intent describing their interest in pursuing a master's degree.  For details about tuition and fees click here.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • ABA Therapy 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Neuroscience
  • Special Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

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

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • $75 non-refundable application fee.
  • Scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official or notarized copies of transcripts from all institutions where degrees were earned (showing dates when the degrees were conferred) and diplomas from international institutions must be submitted. 
  • Standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS, OAE) may be required. Please visit the program website for additional information. 
  • Programs may also require recommendations, a statement of purpose, a resume, and other documents. Please visit the program website for additional information. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9339 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    10688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5344 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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12-18 credit hours:

  • National: $5,344.80/semester
  • International: $9,339.00/semester

Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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