Master of Arts in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Intellectual Disabilities

Admission Requirements

In order to qualify for admission into the master's program, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Earned baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Evidence of ability to perform successfully in the academic program, as indicated in one of the following ways:
    • An earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted while registered as an upper division student working for a baccalaureate degree
    • A GRE score of 154 (520 if taken before Aug. 2011) in Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning score of 143 (480 if taken before Aug. 2011) and an Analytical Writing score of 4.5
    • Completion of 9 hours of specified graduate coursework in special education with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and the endorsement of a Special Education faculty member


Admissions applications and all supporting materials (test scores, transcripts, etc.) must be received by the stated deadline. Any supporting materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Fall: February 15
Summer: February 15
Spring: October 15