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Special Education Graduate Program

Quality. Flexible. Affordable.
Our online special education graduate programs at Minot State University will prepare you, a reflective practitioner, to be an equipped leader in the field. The curriculum is aligned with Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) professional standards which are intended to foster high-quality teaching and learning, equal educational opportunity, and improved student achievement in academics, behavior, and independent living.

The Master of Science in Special Education degree consists of a set of core classes, including a capstone thesis and a program emphasis area. These program emphasis areas, listed below, are also available as stand-alone graduate certificates. All special education graduate programs are available online and designed for the varied needs of students who may be working professionals.

Program emphasis areas

  • Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
  • Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Special Education
  • Special Education Strategist - serves students with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autism, and emotional behavioral disabilities

Estimated hours to completion
32-45 credit hours are required for a master's degree; 20-27 credit hours are required for a graduate certificate only.

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Planning your graduate program of study
You will work with your faculty advisor to plan an individual program of study. The Master of Science in Special Education is a North Dakota state approved program; students seeking licensure in other states or provinces are responsible for knowing the requirements for the setting in which they intend to practice.
Tuition and fees
All students pay Minot State's in-state tuition rate. Generous stipends are also available for students pursuing the deaf/hard of hearing education emphasis. Visit Minot State's business office for more information.
Apply today
The online application for graduate school can be found HERE.
Minot State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.