Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

The graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Disability Studies provides a valuable credential for those currently working in direct services (i.e., rehabilitation, nursing, social work or education); the creation of accessible environments and products (web designer, landscape architect, or engineer); or those interested in or involved with disability and human rights policy.

The certificate program is a progressive 9 credit graduate-level curriculum in which individuals from a variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds can study with students and professionals from other fields to acquire specialized knowledge in disability theory, policy, and research.

Three online asynchronous courses examine disability theory, policy, and practices that address disability needs, rights, and interventions. The program is open to individuals who have obtained a baccalaureate degree, including those who seek only the certificate; individuals who want to study in one or more of the courses without seeking the certificate; and students currently matriculated in master’s and doctoral programs.

Degrees offered: Graduate Certificate

Application deadline: Rolling

Test Required: None

Contact: Stephen Gilson

Contact Email: stephen.f.gilson@maine.edu

Program Website: Interdisciplinary Disability Studies