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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Kent State University

12 months
8600 USD/year
8600 USD/year
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The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) graduate certificate at the Kent State University 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.


Key facts:

  • 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. 
  • The Autism Spectrum Disorders program at the Kent State University 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.


Kent State University is an affiliate of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Theory and Diagnosis 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Life Span Interventions 
  • Social Communication Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Pharmacological Intervention in SPED
  • Medical Aspects of Lifespan Disabilities
  • Individual Investigation: SPA
  • Research in SPA
  • Thesis 
  • Special Topics in Special Education
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Capstone

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


16 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 3.000 GPA
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8600 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8600 USD for the full programme during 12 months.


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