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The Master of Arts (MA) in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) offered by Grand Canyon University is designed for teachers who understand the importance of working with students on the autism spectrum. 

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The prevalence of ASD continues to grow. This means that the need for educators trained in understanding the specific neurological development and behavior of students with ASD is also growing. 

In the  Autism Spectrum Disorders program at Grand Canyon University , students immerse themselves in brain-based learning techniques and life skill teaching strategies.Graduates of this masters in autism degree program will study the special transitional skills needed to help student with ASD transition from school to independent living. 

The proven and innovative approaches in this MA in Autism Spectrum Disorders are delivered by faculty and staff who are experts in the field. In addition, graduates will complete field study and internships in order to apply techniques directly. 

The program concludes with a portfolio of work outlining the graduate’s competency in the field as an ASD specialist.

This online program allows GCU students to continue working while pursuing a professional degree. In addition, financial aid and scholarships are available to help future ASD specialists follow their calling in this support field.


The need for people with high-specialized special education training is growing. With this masters in autism degree, you may be able to find work as a(n):

  • ASD specialist
  • Behavior specialist
  • Classroom teacher
  • Resource room or special day class teacher
  • Child development specialist
  • Interventionist
  • Child advocate

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Education 
  • Introduction to Educational Research
  • Brain-Based Learning 
  • Foundations in Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Methods and Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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32 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher. 
  • If you do not meet the GPA requirement, you may be eligible for admission with a graduate degree from an accredited, GCU-approved college or program and passing test scores: GMAT, GRE

Tuition Fee

  • International

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    545 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 545 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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