Use your master's course work to earn a certificate!
The Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate certificate prepares participants for understanding and addressing the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across the lifespan and in varied contexts, including general and special education classrooms and community settings. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of:
This program is most relevant for people who want to specialize in ASD in their field and/or professionals assuming leadership roles in supporting individuals with ASD and their families in the programs and organizations in which they work. Participants in the program most often have backgrounds or special education, speech pathology, counseling, occupational therapy, early childhood, or psychology, but this is not a requirement.
The ASD Certificate Program accepts applications on a rolling basis (all semesters), although a fall semester start is recommended. Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applicants will submit all required materials (goal statement, 2 letters of reference, official transcripts) using the online application system.
Courses for the certificate can be found at the link below.
|Ohio Residents||Out of State|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost|
|$536||$1,608||Approximate Cost: $8,600||$546||$1,638||Approximate Cost: $8,700|
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.