Best masters in special education in Maryland

Special education professionals work with children and adults who are atypically developing. A graduate degree in special education enhances their ability to work with special needs students by advancing their knowledge about the field. Check out the best special education graduate programs below. Read more about our ranking methodology here

Our master’s in special education rankings cover 210 of the 424 universities available, accounting for 71% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $53,501.

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#1 in Maryland | #13 in Special Education nationally

Towson University

Towson, Maryland

Economic score: 0.30

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $56,997

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,889

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $17,426

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.31

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Maryland | #87 in Special Education nationally

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland

Economic score: 0.51

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $55,009

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,249

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $28,543

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.52

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Maryland | #108 in Special Education nationally

University of Maryland, College Park

College Park, Maryland

Economic score: 0.55

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $56,494

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,603

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $32,052

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.57

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Bowie State University

Bowie, Maryland

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Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland

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McDaniel College

Westminster, Maryland

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How long does it take to pay down debt in special education in Maryland?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in special education is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in special education earn in Maryland?

Salary

$55,346

The median master's degree in special education graduate earns $55,346 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in special education cost in Maryland?

Net cost

$19,411

The average annual cost of a master's degree in special education is $19,411. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.