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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Master’s in Special Education

The main focus area for this major is General Special Education. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Special Education is a major offered under the education program of study at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the master’s degree program in special ed, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Master’s in Special Ed from NSU Cost?

$9,614 Average Tuition and Fees
$16,375 Average Student Debt

NSU Graduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time graduate tuition at NSU was $927 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $476 per credit hour. Information about average full-time graduate student tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $5,738 $16,526
Fees $3,876 $3,876

NSU Special Ed Master’s Student Debt

One way to think about how much a school will cost is to look at how much in student loans that you have to take out to get your degree. Special Ed students who received their master’s degree at NSU took out an average of $16,375 in student loans. That is 47% lower than the national average of $31,140.


Does NSU Offer an Online Master’s in Special Ed?

If you’re interested in online learning, you’re in luck. NSU does offer online classes in its special ed master’s degree program. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the NSU Online Learning page.

NSU Master’s Student Diversity for Special Ed

14 Master's Degrees Awarded
85.7% Women
7.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2019-2020 academic year, there were 14 master’s degrees in special ed handed out to qualified students. The charts and tables below give more information about these students.

Male-to-Female Ratio

About 85.7% of the students who received their Master’s in special ed in 2019-2020 were women. This is about the same as the countrywide number of 86.0%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Around 7.1% of special ed master’s degree recipients at NSU in 2019-2020 were awarded to racial-ethnic minorities*. This is lower than the nationwide number of 26%.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 13
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Master’s in Special Ed Focus Areas at NSU

Special Education students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Special Education 14

You may also be interested in one of these majors related to special education.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Curriculum & Instruction 8
Educational Administration 24
Student Counseling 21
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50
Other Education 9

View All Special Education Related Majors >


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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