M.Sc. On Campus

Special Education

Kansas State University

12 months
28800 USD/year
28800 USD/year
12750 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Kansas State University Special Education prepares special education teachers at the graduate level in a cross categorical program with two areas of specialization: adaptive special education and functional special education. These programs have been approved for special education endorsement by the Kansas State Department of Education.


Students pursuing a master’s degree in Special Education are required to complete requirements for full endorsement in at least one area of specialization. However, when feasible, it is advisable to plan programs leading to endorsement in more than one specialization area.

Learning outcomes

 A minimum of 30 hours of academic credit comprising an appropriate program of study must be approved early in the student’s program by the student’s graduate committee and the Graduate School. The minimum requirements presented on the following pages are helpful guidelines but students must consult their assigned advisors to plan an appropriate program of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education of Exceptional Individuals
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Characteristics of Cognitive Disorders
  • Characteristics of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
  • Interventions: Academic Disabilities
  • The Consulting Process in Special Education
  • Behavior Management
  • Technology for Special Education
  • Practicum in Adaptive Special Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National Students: Applications are accepted year around


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work.

Applicants to graduate degree programs pay a non-refundable application fee of:
  • $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and
  • $75 for international applicants

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 960 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 425 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

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.


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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Updated over a year ago

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