Special Education

University of Mississippi

1361 USD/credit
475 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Education with emphasis in Special Education is a 30 hour program, which includes 15 concentrated hours in the area of Special Education.


The program fosters understanding of the connection between theory, research, and practice in the field of Special Education through coursework. This program also includes practicum & field experiences serving individuals with exceptional learning needs.

The program prepares graduates to deliver appropriate levels of service to individuals with exceptional learning needs in various settings. Graduates from this program have found positions in schools, clinical settings, or community agencies serving individuals with exceptional learning needs.

Programme Structure

  • The full program of study for the Master of Education with an emphasis in Special Education is offered only at the Oxford campus.
  • The program currently does offer some online, hybrid, and compressed video courses, but the majority utilizes the traditional face-to-face approach.

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Start dates & application deadlines




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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.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours of undergraduate work
  • Results from a national standardized achievement/aptitude test predictive of the ability to complete a graduate program successfully. These include: Praxis II Content Scores (6 points higher than MDE Licensure requirement) or competitive Graduate Record Examination (GRE; all sections).
  • Two (2) Graduate Reference Forms
  • Undergraduate degree in Special Education, Education or closely related field

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1361 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    475 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 475 USD per credit and a duration of  .


The 2015-16 Special Programs & Scholarships Application is now available. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2015, with a priority date of January 5, 2015.The deadline to apply for admission and scholarships to Lott Leadership has been extended to January 19, 2015.

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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