Applied Disability Studies – MA, MADS, Graduate Diploma

Master of Arts in Applied Disability Studies
Master of Applied Disability Studies
Graduate Diploma in Applied Disability Studies

“I am very excited about returning to Brock to begin my MA in Applied Disability Studies. The University is a student-centred and vibrant community. This is the place to be if you are interested in working in the area of behaviour therapy, or with children with developmental disabilities.”
-- Shauna McCambridge (MA candidate)

The Applied Disability Studies program is designed for those who are dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through the acquisition of specialized knowledge and practical skills.

For entering students, an honours undergraduate degree or equivalent, as well as experience they may have in community practice, provide a foundation for new and exciting learning opportunities. Graduate education and research go hand in hand under the mentorship and supervision of faculty who are recognized as leading researchers and educators in Social Sciences, Applied Health Sciences and Business.

The advanced course work, research focus and practical learning of our program prepares students to move on in several directions – they can look ahead to continuing graduate training at the doctoral level, pursuing research interests or advancing professional careers.

Ours is the only Master’s program in Canada to offer a specialization in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Our course work and practicum experience is recognized by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB). That means graduating students may be eligible to apply for well-recognized professional certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA). These qualifications will help to meet the demand for BCBA Ontario-educated professionals to work in this growing field throughout Canada and in other parts of the world.

Find out more by entering the Program website or by contacting the Graduate Program Director listed there.

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