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College of Education, Health and Human Services

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
16
Approximate Tuition Cost
$9,200
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Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate Program Overview

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) graduate certificate prepares students for understanding and addressing the needs of individuals with autism across the spectrum, across the lifespan and in varied contexts, including general and special education classrooms and community settings.

Students will gain knowledge and skills related to diagnostic and learning style characteristics, causes and medical intervention, early signs and assessment protocols, social-communicative development and disorders, theoretical models and implications of those models for intervention, family characteristics and evidence-based intervention practices.

This program is most relevant for students who want to specialize in ASD and/or professionals assuming leadership roles in supporting individuals with ASD and their families in the programs and organizations in which they work.

Program Structure

Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.750 GPA
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

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Important Dates

Aug
21
Classes Begin
Fall 2023 Semester
Jan
16
Classes Begin
Spring 2023 Semester
Aug
19
Classes Begin
Fall 2024

Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate Courses

Courses for the certificate can be found at the link below.

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Autism Spectrum Disorders Graduate Certificate Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$571.90 $1,715.70

$9,200 part-time1

$6,300 full-time2

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$581.90 $1,745.70

$9,300 part-time3

$6,400-$6,500 full-time4

1The $571.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.

3The $581.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277. applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken (between 11-18 semester credits or $120-$180).

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 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.

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