The master's programs in the Department of Special Education are designed to:

  • increase your competencies in remedial and corrective teaching of basic academic and special skills
  • expand your understanding of the personal, psychological, social, educational, and vocational needs of persons with disabilities
  • strengthen your assessment, diagnostic, prescriptive, and research skills

The department offers two master's degrees:

  1. Master of Arts Program (MA) Students with undergraduate majors in special education often select the master of arts in special education (MA) degree program to strengthen their bachelor's degree preparation or to acquire another area of special education licensure.  Depending on your focus area, your entire degree could be earned online.  
  2. Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism (MA in ABA) This degree program is designed for students who wish to progress toward eligibility to become a Board Certified (BCBA) Behavior Analyst. The program has a special focus on students and adults with autism.  This degree is offered online.