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    Autism Specialist - Online Graduate Certificate

    Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    Our online Autism Specialist graduate certificate is tailor-made for passionate practitioners who seek to deepen their understanding and hone their skills in supporting individuals with ASD.

    Designed for professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields, this dynamic program equips you with the latest evidence-based practice strategies. Immerse yourself in a curriculum that explores the nuances of autism and neurodiversity, empowering you to make a profound difference in the lives of those you serve.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Top-notch, doctoral instructors
    • Flexible and convenient for your schedule
    • Scholarships available for qualifying students
    • 98% employment rate for college graduates

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    Autism Specialist - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The online graduate certificate in Autism Specialist is a 15-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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    To qualify for admission to the online certificate program, you must meet graduate admission criteria.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

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    This program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value with courses under $640 USD per credit as a Wisconsin resident for the 2024-25 academic year. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out if you qualify, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    Intersted in taking a tour of UW-Whitewater campus? You can visit in person or virtually.

    Like to learn more about degree options through UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies? There are a few ways you can get the information you need.

    Visit our information sessions website to select a virtual information session related to the program you are interested in.

    You can also fill out a request for information to connect with an advisor who can discuss your goals and help guide you to the right program to pursue your dreams.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.