Quinnipiac University

MS in Special Education Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Education are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have an excellent record of teaching. Applicants also are required to demonstrate satisfactory writing skills through their personal essay.

Applicants seeking an MS in Special Education with the Comprehensive Special Education K-12 certification endorsement in the state of Connecticut (CT #165) must have access to a school and hold a valid initial teaching certificate.

Application Timeline

Applications are accepted throughout the year. The admissions committee will review an application once all of the supporting documents are received.

Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $45 application fee
  • Updated resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed

How to Apply for an Online Program

The Quinnipiac University graduate admissions team is dedicated to helping you easily navigate our educational offerings. An admissions counselor will work one-on-one with you to assess your educational goals and answer any questions that you may have.

To get started, follow these steps:


Apply to a Program

An admissions counselor will assist you with the process and provide guidance every step of the way. 

Complete the Application


Ask about Financial Aid

Our admissions counselors can answer your questions about the financial aid process. To apply for federal aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use school code #001402.

Learn more about graduate tuition and financial aid

Quinnipiac University supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.