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Program Highlights

  • Accessible, experienced faculty with autism-specific expertise
  • Full- or part-time study
  • Interdisciplinary training
  • Learn the latest autism interventions
  • Practical workshops offered
  • No tuition increase from term to term
  • No GRE required

Application Deadline
March 31

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Respond to a Critical Need

Earn a Master of Autism Studies Degree at Saint Mary's College

This campus-based program, open to both men and women, will prepare you to respond to the critical needs for understanding and responding meaningfully to autism and people with autism. We believe these needs are best achieved through an interdisciplinary education that strives to understand the lives of people with autism as well as the science of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the various forms of intervention that aspire to help people with autism and those who care for them.

Whether you are a current student, a practitioner working in an autism related field, a caregiver, or a person on the spectrum, our master’s degree will provide you with expertise in autism, developing your ability to improve the lives of people with autism.

  • Gain both interdisciplinary scope and disciplinary rigor.
  • Explore voices of people with autism.
  • Examine a broad range of evidence-based autism interventions.
  • Be a leader in understanding and responding to autism.

To Start, You Need:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution or the international equivalent. The most competitive candidates will have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • GRE test scores (optional)

Finishing Will Take:

  • 36 credit hours
  • Completing a capstone project or comprehensive exams

You Will Take Classes:

  • On campus
  • Full-time
    • One year (15 months, includes two summer terms)
  • Part-time
    • Two years (includes up to three summer terms)

Where This Degree Can Take You*:

  • Into cutting edge work in the field of autism
  • Into emerging positions such as Autism Specialist or Autism Consultant in many types of organizations
  • Into leadership positions in autism-related fields
  • Into related graduate and professional programs (e.g., MS in Speech Language Pathology, PhD in Clinical Psychology, or doctoral programs in Education

*May require additional certifications or degrees