Online/Blended Degree and Certificate Programs


As a nationally recognized leader in the education of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Adelphi University is proud to offer a variety of autism certificates that take a unique “lifespan approach” designed to help educators provide care for individuals from birth through adulthood.

Upcoming Start Date:
Spring 2021

Application Submission and Review

Accepted students have two opportunities to start the advanced certificate programs in the Fall or Spring semesters. Candidates are encouraged to submit their completed applications two weeks before their desired start date.

Candidates will be notified of an admissions decision via letters both from the University Admissions Office and the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education within 48 hours of submitting a completed application.

Admissions Requirements & Materials

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In addition to a completed application for graduate admission and in accordance with graduate admissions requirements set forth by the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, candidates must submit:

Advanced Autism Spectrum Disorders/Advanced Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities:

  • Official transcripts showing a minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA on a four-point scale
  • Final undergraduate transcripts stating proof of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution or international equivalent
  • A 500-word essay detailing reasoning for the pursuit of this certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current resume
  • $50 application fee
  • International Students whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. International students in this program are not eligible for an F-1 visa.

Advanced Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities:
In addition to all of the requirements listed above, Advanced ASMD applicants must also provide official transcripts showing a minimum 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA and final graduate transcripts stating proof of a master’s degree.

No GRE is required for admission to these certificate programs.

Transcript Submission Details

All candidates must submit official transcripts for all schools where credits were earned toward the conferred degree.

Official eScripts can be sent to our office electronically (directly from the institution) to, or via mail (in sealed envelopes) to:

Adelphi Admissions: Adelphi University
Office of University Admissions
Levermore Hall, Room 114
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, New York 11530-0701


Below is a breakdown of the tuition for the online Autism Certificates. Visit the Tuition & Financial Aid page for additional information on tuition, fees, and deposits.

Program Credits Cost/Credit Hour* Tuition* Deposit
Advanced Certificate in Autism and Severe or Multiple Disabilities 12 $830 $9,960 $200
Advanced Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders 12 $830 $9,960 $200

*Tuition and fees based on 2020-21 rates. Tuition and fees subject to change. Total tuition may vary based on credits taken.

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