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Master of Education in Special Education (Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism)

Program Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Length

36 Credit Hours


The Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism (LIDA) program is a blend of special education and applied behavior analysis coursework. 

  • Master of Arts (thesis)

This degree provides the academic foundations and supervised field experience for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Our LIDA program complies with existing standards for professional certification set by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds; students do not need to have an undergraduate degree in education. Most students take two courses per semester and graduate with a degree in Special Education in two years.

Evening classes are offered at The Woodlands Center. Summer courses are offered in the late afternoons and early evenings.

Enrollment Semester



Priority Deadline: March 3

Program Offered

Face-to-Face (Evenings)
Hybrid (Online and Face-to-Face)


Tuition and Cost

Rates per semester


Additional Program Information

A message from the department 

Department Website

Catalog Information - MA

Program Flyer

Application Requirements

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two Recommendation Forms
  5. Writing Sample

Academic Advisor

Dr. Kristina Vargo

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