M.Ed. On Campus

Special Education

Qatar University

24 months
458 EUR/credit 6870 EUR/year
458 EUR/credit 6870 EUR/year
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The Masters of Education in Special Education (MSPED) offered by Qatar University prepares leaders in the field of Special Education for Qatar in two specialized areas: 1. Teaching Students with Mild and Moderate Disabilities and2. Teaching Students with Severe and Profound Disabilities.


The Masters of Education in Special Education (MSPED) offered by Qatar University is a full-time program of graduate study that uses a final internship, rather than a thesis-based, approach. Instruction is in English. The program has a strong field experience component as a total of 436 hours are required over four courses and the final internship. As is appropriate for the field of special education, students come from a variety of backgrounds—e.g., special education, general education, psychology, audiology, physical therapy, nutrition, public health, and administration—and the program and its faculty are flexible enough to accommodate their professional interests and career goals.


Graduates from the program are prepared to serve as leaders in a variety of settings in Qatar and beyond, including independent schools, special schools, hospital schools, government and private educational agencies, and international organizations.

The MSPED Program is benchmarked to Qatar National Professional Standards for teachers and school leaders and guided by the standards of The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional association in special education. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Issues, Policy and Practice in Special Education
  • Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assessment of Students with Disabilities
  • Collaboration with Families of Children with Disabilities
  • Educational Research Methodologies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a Bachelor or a higher level degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of 4.00 from a university or college accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education or comparable authority in that country may be admitted to the program.

Applicants meeting all other admission requirements with a GPA below 2.8 but not lower than 2.5 may be admitted to the program but must meet the following criteria to remain in the program:

  • Attain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first semester

  • Register for a minimum of two regular courses in the field of study in the first semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 458 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    6870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 458 EUR per credit during 24 months.

National and International Students: 2000 QAR

Living costs for Doha

4700 - 8800 QAR /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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