Best masters in special education in Missouri

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 Missouri | #111 in Special Education nationally

University of Missouri, St Louis

Saint Louis, Missouri

Economic score: 0.56

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: $45,696

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $3,181

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: $27,437

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

Debt to earnings: 0.60

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 Missouri | #127 in Special Education nationally

Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, Missouri

Economic score: 0.58

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: $36,844

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,531

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: $17,808

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

Debt to earnings: 0.48

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 Missouri | #150 in Special Education nationally

University of Missouri, Columbia

Columbia, Missouri

Economic score: 0.64

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: $41,802

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $2,081

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: $25,656

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

Debt to earnings: 0.61

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.

#4 in Missouri | #166 in Special Education nationally

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Economic score: 0.68

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: $47,260

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,548

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: $33,168

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

Debt to earnings: 0.70

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.

#5 in Missouri | #170 in Special Education nationally

Drury University

Springfield, Missouri

Economic score: 0.70

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: $36,285

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $7,700

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: $20,863

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.

#6 in Missouri | #192 in Special Education nationally

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Economic score: 0.78

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: $34,966

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $8,297

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: $21,950

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

Debt to earnings: 0.63

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.

#7 in Missouri | #242 in Special Education nationally

Fontbonne University

Saint Louis, Missouri

Economic score: 1.22

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: $43,533

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $1,232

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: $54,667

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

Debt to earnings: 1.26

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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University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

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Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

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Missouri State University, Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

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Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri

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

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 Missouri?

Salary

$40,717

The median master's degree in special education graduate earns $40,717 3 years after graduating.

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

Net cost

$15,688

The average annual cost of a master's degree in special education is $15,688. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.