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What are the Qualifying Courses?
These online non-degree qualifying courses are designed for students who wish to apply for M.ADS (either ABA or no specialization), but do not quite meet the minimum admissions criteria. For a description of courses, please see the Course Calendar. Qualifying Courses are listed as ADST 6PXX. These are NOT BACB approved courses. These courses are to assist with entry into the M.ADS program which is a BACB approved course sequence.
What Academic Requirements do I need to apply?
The minimum admission requirement for the Graduate Non-Degree Qualifying Courses is a completed 3-year university Bachelors degree or equivalent. There is no minimum grade average. Students with a Community College diploma or certificate without a university degree are not eligible to take the qualifying courses.
How many courses will I take?
The CADS Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and determine which qualifying courses each student should take from available courses in order to meet graduate admissions equivalency. There are 6 courses in total. Students who hold only a 3-year degree will generally be assessed 5 courses, but this may vary by applicant as each student is assessed individually.
What courses do you offer?
ADST 6P00 Foundations in Applied Disability Studies
ADST 6P50 Disability and Society
ADST 6P85 Critical Qualitative Design Applications
ADST 6P90 Applied Behavioural Analysis Across the Lifespan I: Application to persons with disabilities
ADST 6P91 Applied Behavioural Analysis Across the Lifespan II: Application to persons with disabilities
ADST 6P95 Introduction to Research Methods in Applied Disability Studies
Course detail may be found in the Graduate Course Calendar.
How long will it take for me to complete my courses?
The duration of your studies will be dependent on the number of courses you need to complete in order to attain equivalency. This will be noted in your Qualifying Course offer email. Amount of time will depend on how many courses you are suggested to take, and how many students decide to take each term. The full suite of 6 courses is designed to be completed in three terms, commencing in Spring.
Can I be admitted to the M.ADS program after completing these courses?
The completion of the qualifying courses does not guarantee admission to M.ADS, but does allow students who do not meet the minimum criteria for M.ADS (e.g., 3-year degree) to submit an application to M.ADS that will be seriously considered. Students will need to apply to the M.ADS program after completion of their qualifying courses. Admission will be determined by the admissions committee. It is highly recommended that applicants achieve a minimum of a "B" average in their qualifying courses to be considered strong applicants for admission.
When and where are the Qualifying Courses held?
All qualifying courses are provided online at various times during the year. The new sequence begins in May of each academic year.
How much do courses cost?
Fees will be in line with those at the Undergraduate level of courses. Please see the fee schedule undergraduate fee schedule for details. Tuition is subject to change each year and is charged on a per half credit basis.
What do I need to apply?
An application fee of $60.00 payable to Brock University via cheque. Other application materials include:
A web application is available here. The application deadline is March 30th, 2014.
How do I register in courses?
As these are closed courses to Qualifying Students only, students will be registered by the University. Once students have confirmed their wish to take these courses, students will received a registration email to confirm acceptance of registration. This will list the courses, durations and dates. Once the students have responded to this email, they will be registered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and will receive a final confirmation email at that time.