This degree will allow interested students to learn about the role of social communication in the realm of autism spectrum disorders and will prepare them for employment in schools and service agencies.

Social communication in the field of autism has been a growing need. One of the defining characteristics of autism is a deficit in communication skills. The MA in ASD is a unique degree that will prepare students to work in professional settings and to interact with individuals with autism such as educators, group home staff, and within other service agencies. This degree is targeted for individuals who are interested in working with individuals with disabilities such as ASD.

This program also offers an accelerated option.