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Master of Science in Education: Special Education
Making a difference for students with special needs and their families
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What will I pay for the Master of Science in Education: Special Education program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your Master of Science in Education: Special Education program budget.

Tuition:

The Master of Science in Education program requires 45 total credits. Starting fall term 2014, tuition will be $557 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Administrative Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

If you pursue a Master of Science in Education degree, you will take all of your courses on the WOU campus. For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit rate, currently $557. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $125.00 health service fee ($54 for summer).

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.

Fees:

A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

If you pursue a Master of Science in Education: Special Education program, full-time you may apply for an assistantship, a form of student employment that includes both salary and tuition remission for research or teaching services as part of your academic and professional training and development. If you want to learn more:

Read the official description of a graduate student assistantship

Examine the PDF job description for an assistantship

Scholarships:

New scholarship: Tamara Condit-Whitehouse Scholarship for Excellence in Special Education - $1,000 award each fall term

New scholarship: Hank Bersani Scholarship for Excellence in Special Education - tbd, award each fall term

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