Master of Autism Studies

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree, offered by the Autism Centre of Excellence, has a multidisciplinary, whole of life focus. In the Masters, you will build on this knowledge and learn about critical issues in autism such as diagnosis, early intervention, mental health, communication and the importance of identifying strengths and challenges. You will gain comprehensive understanding and skills in research and practice for autistic individuals, that will enable you to work effectively with autistic learners and their families at home, in school, at work and in the community.The Master of Autism Studies is a pathway to becoming a Developmental Educator. Developmental Educators are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) approved professionals who support individuals on the autism spectrum, those with other disabilities, and their families to achieve their individual developmental, social and learning goals.This degree also addresses an area of acute need as determined by the Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Queensland Department of Education and Training, and the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.


  • Autism across the lifespan
  • Communication in Autism
  • Diagnosis and early intervention
  • Independent Research Study
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • Quantitative Research in Education
  • Special Topics and ASD
  • Understanding Research
  • Understanding Strengths and Managing Difficulties

Standard entry requirements

Graduate Certificate in Autism Studies (4.5 GPA)


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Graduates of the Master of Autism Studies may be eligible to apply for the Master of Education and Professional Studies Research (5608).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $31,500 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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