20 months
631 USD/credit 11736 USD/year
631 USD/credit 11736 USD/year
381 USD/credit 7086 USD/year
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Exceptional children require highly skilled educators that can plan and administer special education curricula while facilitating a safe and effective classroom. Gain these essential skills when you graduate from the Purdue University - Online MS in Education in Special Education.


Expand your expertise and position yourself as a leader in the field. 

Key Features 

  • This advanced Special Education degree from the Purdue University - Online is for passionate educators who value all students and want to help them achieve their academic and behavioral potential.
  • You’ll learn to use the latest instructional, behavioral, and communication strategies with the latest technology and research to meet the unique needs of students with learning disabilities, mild developmental disabilities, emotional behavioral disorders and high functioning autism.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Applied Behavior Analysis for Teachers
  • Identification, Evaluation, and Assessment of Exceptional Individuals
  • Intervention Strategies and Research
  • Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Special Education
  • Advanced Assistive Technology
  • Advanced Characteristics of Children with Mild Disabilities

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  • Part-time
    • 20 months

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31 alternative credits

31 - 45



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA
  • An updated resume
  • (3) letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities
  • A 500-word (minimum) personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended, including transfer credits
  • An application fee of $60 ($75 for international students)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 631 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • National

    11736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 631 USD per credit during 20 months.
  • In-State

    7086 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 381 USD per credit during 20 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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