Advanced Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders Apply

Application Materials

  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • Complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor's degree and any graduate courses taken or degrees held.
  • Three references. Your references will be asked to submit their comments online via the online application. 
  • Students for whom English is not a first language must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.
  • Statement of purpose (500- to 1,000-words, double-spaced) addressing the following questions:
    -What factors in your personal and professional history have influenced you in the past and now lead you to seek admission to this program at Salem State?
    -What are your long-term professional goals, and how will this program help you meet them?
    -Is there any other information that you think would help the admissions committee to evaluate your application?

Additional Materials and Requirements 

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in education or a related field,
  • An initial educator license or a minimum of three years of experience working directly with children on the Autism spectrum or in a related field (social work, nursing), and/or
  • Permission of the program coordinator.

Application Deadlines

  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed once complete.