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Your Classroom. Your Community. Your Career.

Learn how you can impact all three with an online graduate degree from the KU Department of Special Education.

Why earn an advanced degree in special education?

Why Choose University of Kansas?

Advance your classroom.

Learn the strategies and skills that can help you become a better leader in your classroom.

Impact your community.

Earn a degree that helps you motivate change across your school community.

Enhance your career.

Help increase your professional potential in the field of special education with the skills and experience you’ll gain.

We’re Top 101

Earn your master’s from KU's  #1 Department of Special Education (among public universities), according to U.S. News & World Report. 

Nationally Recognized Faculty

Learn from faculty who are demonstrated leaders and innovators in the field of special education.

NCATE Accredited

Our programs adhere to the NCATE’s standards of quality and excellence in education.


Discover what it means to be a Jayhawk, and be an educator, for everyone!

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Specialize with an M.S.E.

Choose from three areas of special education: Autism Spectrum Disorder, High-Incidence Disabilities, and Secondary Special Education and Transition.

Short-term Commitment & 100% Online

Graduate in as few as two years with your master’s degree. Experience a flexible program designed for full-time, working educators.

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