What will I learn?

The Master of Autism is an online course designed to enable professionals and parents to lead the development and implementation of strategies that support individuals on the autism spectrum.

This degree takes a social justice perspective to supporting children and adults on the autism spectrum by focussing on creating successful learning, education and employment programs in early childhood and school settings, and employment environments.

What You Study

Students will develop the knowledge and expertise necessary to analyse and translate current autism research in areas such as the use of technology, communities of practice, leadership, transitions, and aetiology and biology of autism spectrum disorder. Students will use these skills to evaluate current practices, establish socially inclusive policies and structures, and implement evidence-based learning and employment programs that enable and support the strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Why choose this course

UOW’s School of Education has a reputation for practical programs and flexible learning strategies that produce highly employable educators. It is founded on the expertise of our staff and our strong ties with community organisations and government bodies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,352.00 (14,10,707) per year
AUD $39,528 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,176

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A three year Bachelor degree (without Honours), but with a distinction average (75%) may also be a suitable entry requirement, if in the same discipline as the proposed program. Research related and professional experience will also be considered when assessing qualifications. The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Philosophy, based on academic results, research and professional experience. Candidates with a coursework masters degree or a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24cp of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Masters of Philosophy. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work; contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

For international students

A recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any area with an average mark of at least 65.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students