12 months
1299 USD/credit 38970 USD/year
1299 USD/credit 38970 USD/year
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The 30-credit M.S. in Special Education (Autism) at the Long Island University (LIU) prepares highly specialized educators to work with children and adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum. 


Key facts

As a student in the M.S. in Special Education (Autism) at the Long Island University (LIU) program, you will study the assessment and instruction of students with severe disabilities, behavior management for children with autism and developmental disorders, communication development and language disorders in children with autism, and other subjects central to the education of individuals on the autism spectrum. Professors with extensive experience and expertise lead small classes, and the program places considerable emphasis on field study and practicum.

The M.S.Ed. in Special Education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, signifying that the program of study meets the highest standards of quality in preparing competent, caring and qualified professional educators who will teach and lead in public and private schools.Candidates must possess initial teaching certification in childhood education. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Curriculum-based Assessment and Instruction of Students with Severe Disabilities - Autism
  • Behavior Management for Children with Autism & Developmental Disabilities
  • Institute
  • Language Disorders in Severe Developmental Disabilities and Autism
  • Contemporary Issues and Research in Special Education/Culminating Experience (Autism)
  • Practicum In Autism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We have rolling admissions. As an international student it is important to apply as soon as possible so that you have plenty of time to get your visa.


30 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee (non-refundable). 
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended. 
  • Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.0 in major and 3.0 overall cumulative GPA in a bachelor's program. Initial (or provisional) childhood teaching certificate is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1299 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1299 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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