Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Applied Behavior Analysis and Education Option
Integrate your knowledge of autism studies and curriculum development with UMass Lowell's Master's in Curriculum and Instruction, Applied Behavior Analysis and Education option. This 10-course M.Ed. can be completed entirely online to accommodate your busy schedule.
To apply to this program, you must enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). You may apply to the M.Ed. program before completing the certificate program if you are registered for the fifth class in the ABA certificate and maintain at least a 3.000 GPA. Five courses from the certificate program will count toward the completion of the master's degree. The remainder of your required courses will focus on curriculum development and instruction in a K-12 setting.
Please note: This is a non-licensure program.
One Success Leads to Another
Apply credits from lower credentials to higher ones. Our programs are designed to build upon themselves:
- Total Number of Courses : 10 (30 credits)
- Includes courses taken as part of the Graduate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
To be recommended for a University of Massachusetts Lowell master's degree, candidates must satisfy all of the general requirements below, plus any additional requirements that may be required by the department through which the program is offered. Any additional requirements for this program are either listed below or may be found in the University's Graduate Program Catalog.
- Students must complete the program of study designed by the Department in which they are enrolled and approved by the University.
- Satisfactory grades in all subjects offered for the degree must be earned. See Academic Standing.
- All financial obligations, including tuition, fees and expenses, must be satisfied as evidenced by completion.
- Upon completion of all their courses, graduate degree candidates must submit a signed Declaration of Intent to Graduate (DIG) form to their coordinator. The coordinator will apply them in SIS, Graduation Tracking.
Graduate Program Policies
In applying for a degree program or registering for courses, each student assumes full responsibility for knowledge of and compliance with the definitions, regulations and procedures of UMass Lowell as set forth on our website. For additional information, please refer to the Graduate Program Policies found within the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition at UMass Lowell is typically half the cost of private colleges, and our online tuition is among the lowest in the nation. Tuition for online programs offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same whether you live in-state, out-of-state or outside of the U.S.
Spring 2024 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|Online Education for Ed.D. and Ph.D.||$500||$1,500|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
|Graduate Degree and Certificate Application||$50|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Applying into a Graduate Degree Program
Candidates interested in pursuing this master's degree option must have a minimum GPA of 3.000.All applicants must submit:
- Statement of purpose (1–2 pages in length)
- All official transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Application fee
- Successful completion of the Applied Behavior Analysis: BCBA Coursework Preparation Certificate Program
- Resume or CV
- No GRE required
- F1 student visas are not issued for this program
Graduate Program Admissions Requirements
Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. In many cases, applicants may register for a course before formally applying to the program; however, students requiring financial aid may want to wait until they have been formally accepted into the program to ensure that their course(s) will be covered. Contact UMass Lowell's Office of Graduate Admissions , or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the application process.
Questions Regarding Your Graduate Application?
Email Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu or call 800-656-4723 (for U.S. students) or 978-934-2390 (for international students).
For General Assistance:
For general questions about registering for courses or to find out who the advisor is for your graduate program, call 800-480-3190. Our admissions and advising teams are here to help!