Special Education, M.S. - Emotional Behavioral Disorders

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Application Deadline

Rolling admissions 

All Master ’s degrees in special education require 30 credits, as well as a culminating experience. Some graduate courses may require field experiences. Courses should not be taken without an adviser’s approval.

Graduate students can work towards a Master of Science degree in Special Education in a variety of concentration areas, including Learning Disabilities, Emotional Behavioral Disorders, Assistive Technology, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities and Interdisciplinary Special Education. Sixth-year professional diplomas in Applied Behavior Analysis and Assistive Technology are also offered.

Admission and program requirements are as follows:

An interview, essay and two letters of recommendation are required for admission. However, additional materials may be required. Please see adviser for additional information.

The program includes a culminating requirement such as a comprehensive exam or a thesis. Contact the Special Education and Reading Office for information on acceptance to the program.

Master of Science in Special Education: Emotional and Behavioral Disorders — 30 Credits

Electives may be chosen from Special Education or related courses with adviser approval.

*12 credits of graduate electives may be chosen from special education or related courses with an advisor approval, but these may not be credits that have been applied to a previous degree. These courses may be any graduate level course in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, or School in Health and Human Services.

*Comprehensive Exam in Emotional and Behavior Disorders is Required.

Special Education Comprehensive Examination Schedule

NOTE: If Easter falls on the first Sunday in April, comprehensive examinations will be held on the second Saturday.