Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies Option


UMass Lowell's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies Option, M.Ed. is a 30-credit (10-course) master's degree program that can be completed entirely online. Offered through UMass Lowell's College of Education in cooperation with the Psychology Department, this interdisciplinary program combines UMass Lowell's award-winning Behavioral Intervention in Autism online graduate certificate program with one of the University's most popular online master's degree programs in Curriculum and Instruction. (Please note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure.)

The online M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies prepares you for the challenges of teaching students with Autism.

Candidates interested in pursuing this master's degree option must first complete the six courses that are part of UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Certificate Program in Behavioral Intervention in Autism.

Students accepted into this master's degree program are allowed to count up to five UMass Lowell Autism Certificate courses toward their master's degree, with the balance of their required courses focusing on curriculum development and instruction in a K-12 setting.

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Visit UMass Lowell's Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies Option (M.Ed.) webpage for more information.


New students register for courses using UMass Lowell's New Student Registration Form. Current students register for their courses online by logging in to the secure Student Information System (SIS).

Please see fee schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $470  -$575
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Late Fee for Nonpayment $30
Total For Course**

$1,440 - $1,755 (fee per credit x 3 credits = Tuition plus a $30 per semester registration fee)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For additional registration information, visit UMass Lowell's Division of Online and Continuing Education Website.


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Did you know?

The University of Massachusetts has earned many awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 

Admission is competitive. Apply early!

Applicants must submit:

1. An application.

2. A statement of purpose.

3. Letters of recommendation.

4. Official transcripts.

5. Proof of valid teaching license in their state or GRE or successful completion of the Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis: BCaBA Coursework Preparation.

6. If you are applying for Financial Aid, please fill out the FAFSA form at

For additional information on the application process for UMass Lowell's online graduate degrees and certificates, visit


Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with UMass Lowell's Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or


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