Program Requirements

To successfully complete the Master of Science in special education program, you must complete the following 9 hours of core coursework:

Core requirements                                                            9 hrs
Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
SFR 780* Educational Research Methodology   3 hrs
SPE 780 Impact of Contemporary Issues & Diversity in Special Education 3 hrs
SPE 788
or
SPE 799
Research Seminar in Special Education
or
Thesis Option
3 hrs

* Offered via internet or alternative delivery system based on availability.

Comprehensive Examination. Degree candidates must pass a comprehensive exam. Students completing the thesis option will complete an oral defense of their thesis for their comprehensive exam. Other masters students will complete a written exam using a computer. Students who live in another state who need to take the written comprehensive exam may be allowed to take the exam at an approved proctored site. Confer with faculty advisor regarding this option.