M.Sc. Online

Special Education

University of North Dakota

18 months
506 USD/credit 10794 USD/year
506 USD/credit 10794 USD/year
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Specialize your training to support all individuals with diverse learning abilities and behavioral needs through professional excellence and advocacy with a Special Education degree from University of North Dakota.


For current teachers or for those seeking the ABA specialization, earn your M.S. degree from a Special Education Program that aspires to be globally renowned for its expertise, leadership, diversity, and high quality teacher and professional preparation in the field of special education and behavioral analysis.

Why Earn a Master's in Special Education 100% Online at University of North Dakota?

The special education online program is designed for educators and other professionals interested in the study of children, adolescents and/or adults with diverse learning abilities. This fully online graduate special education degree is appropriate for certified teachers and those with a bachelor's degree in a field other than education. The M.S. in special education emphasizes scholarly application for practitioners, and students may continue their education and pursue a Doctor of Education. For individuals without an undergraduate education degree, earn a master's of education in special education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Identification and Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs
  • Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
  • Assessment and Behavior Change Systems
  • Advanced Assessment in Special Education
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Multi-Tler System of Supports
  • Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Special Topics in Special Education
  • Action Research

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

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32 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • For students seeking a North Dakota teacher endorsement, T&L 251 Understanding Individuals with Different Abilities, or its equivalent taken as either a prerequisite or corequisite with the master’s coursework.
  • For students seeking a North Dakota teacher endorsement, an elementary reading methods course and an elementary math methods course taken as either prerequisites or corequisites with the master’s coursework.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
  • Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 506 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    10794 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 506 USD per credit during 18 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.

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