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Program Benefits

  • 3 Degree Options to Match Your Career Goals
  • #4 Best Online Master's in Education Programs in Minnesota – 2021 by US News & World Report
  • Learn to Design Individualized Education Plans

Online Master of Arts in Special Education

Earning your master's in special education is an investment in your career helping learners of all kinds succeed in the classroom. With resources and scholarships available, Saint Mary's works to put an advanced degree within financial reach.

An Affordable Online Degree

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota offers competitive financial aid and scholarships to students who qualify. Plus, obtaining an online degree in special education means no commute or costly lodging. Flexible class schedules allow you to continue working while you earn your degree.

M.A. in Special Education Tuition and Fees, 2022–2023

Total Number of Credits 36–65 depending on the program option

Cost Per Credit $580

Total Estimated Tuition $20,880 - $37,700 depending on program option

Application Fee $25

Technology Fee $100 per term

Students are required to pay the current tuition rate for all classes taken toward their degree. The tuition is based on the tuition rate of the program through which the course is offered.

Saint Mary's University reserves the right to revise tuition payment policies at any time.

Tuition Savings

Saint Mary’s University has partnerships with select organizations to offer a 10% tuition savings and waived application fee toward continuing education. To see if your organization offers a tuition discount click here. Our list of partnerships is growing so, be sure to contact an enrollment counselor if you don't see your organization listed.

Master of Arts in Special Education Tuition Support

Financing your future doesn't have to be complicated—there are many resources available and we're here to help. Learn moreabout financial aid options, private loans, scholarships and employer tuition reimbursement. You can also call 877-308-9954 to speak with one of our enrollment counselors who have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process. Military students,find out about tuition discounts.

Employer Reimbursement

The value and merit of a master's in special education degree is broadly recognized by employers. So much so, some employers may cover the cost of tuition so their employees can be more effective. Learn more about employer reimbursement and how your online master's degree can be beneficial to your employer, too.

Saint Mary's is committed to providing an affordable, graduate-level education and ensuring that you have access to the financing options you need to make earning your degree possible.

For more information about tuition, the financial aid application process, available scholarships, or your eligibility, call us at 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor, or request more information online.