Table 2: Schools with Disability Studies Degrees

By Country, then Alphabetically

Legend of codes below

No. of ProfsNo. of CoursesDEGREE NAME
Ryerson UDisability StudiesP- 5
S- 5
Aff- 4
UG- 13 B.A. in DS (Post-Diploma)
Minor in DS
St. Francis
Xavier U
Con. Ed. /
Distance Ed
S-4UG-5Diploma in Assisted Living:
Human Care And Community
U of Calgary
Community Rehabilitation & DS (Medicine)P-4UG-6Minor in Community Rehabilitation & DS
G-6Masters of Disability & Community Studies (MDSC)
U of ManitobaFaculty of Graduate StudiesP-2
G-4Interdisciplinary Masters in DS
U of Windsor
Social Work/ PsychologyN/SUG-6BA Hons in DS
(pending gov't approval)
York UFaculty of Graduate StudiesP*- 4
G-17Ph.D + MA
In Critical DS (Est. 2003)

* [FP-1; AcP -1; AsP- 2]
* [CrAp-16; Adj – 11]
Australia/New Zealand
No. of ProfsNo. of CoursesDEGREE NAME
Deakin U
Health and Social Development7UG-6BA of Health Sciences
(People, Society, and Disability Major)
Flinders U
Dept: DS
School: Medicine
Faculty: Health Sciences
BA of Disability and Community Rehabilitation
BA Honours Program in DS
Graduate Certificate in DS
Master of DS
PhD in DS
Griffith U
School of Human ServicesP-1
G-4Graduate Certificate in DS
BA of Human Services, DS Major
Massey U
Sociology, Social Policy, and Social WorkP-3G-2Postgraduate Diploma in DS
(founded 2003)

(credit towards MA in SSPSW)
United Kingdom and Ireland
No. of ProfsNo. of CoursesDEGREE NAME
Lancaster U
Institute for Health ResearchP-1
G-4 DS concentration (pathway) within M.A./Diploma/Certificate in Health Research by Online Learning
Metro U
Health, Psychology & Social Care
(Continuing Professional Ed)
N/SG-N/SPG Certificate in Psychology & DS
PG Diploma in Psychology & DS
MSc Psychology & Disability
Northumbria U
Health, Community, & Education StudiesN/SUG-20B.A. in DS and Advice, Guidance and Counselling
B.A. in DS and Childhood Studies
B.A. in DS and Professional Practice Studies
B.A in Health and Social Care & DS
Sheffield Hallam U (A)
EducationN/SUG-9B.A. Education and DS
Development & SocietyN/SG-2Certificate/ Diploma in DS
UC of Dublin (A)
Centre for DS/ Psychology4G-N/SMSc in DS (Research)
MSc Rehabilitation & DS (taught)
U of AberdeenEducation4UG-16B.A. in Curative Education
U of BirminghamEducation1G-N/SPostgraduate Certificate in Education & Special Needs, Concentration in Inclusive Education,
U of Bristol Centre for Deaf StudiesN/SUG-9
BSc Deaf Studies
MSc Deaf Studies
MPhil & PhD Deaf Studies
Norah Fry Research CentreN/SG- 6MSc / Dip / Grad certificate Inclusive Theory and Practice (Learning Disability)
U of LeedsSchool of Sociology & Social Policy
(Fac.: Education)
MA/Dip of DS
(Regular and Distance Formats)
MA/Dip of Disability and Special Education
MA/Dip of Disability, Ethnicity and Racism
MA/Dip of Disability, Health and Illness
MA/Dip of Disability and Social Policy
MA/Dip of Disability and Gender
U of Manchester (A)
HumanitiesN/SUG-N/SBA in Learning DS
U of ReadingTheatre, Education & Deaf StudiesN/SUG-N/SBA in Theatre, Education and Deaf Studies
United States of America
No. of ProfsNo. of CoursesDEGREE NAME
Chapman U
EducationN/SG-5PhD in Education, Conc'n in DS
City U. NYJFK Institute
N/SG-7Multidisciplinary DS Certificate Program
Professional Studies & Worker EducationN/S M.A. in DS (new: Spring 2009)
Columbia U
Curriculum and TeachingP-1
G-6M.A. in dis/Ability Studies in Education
Gallaudet U
Dept of ASL and Deaf StudiesP-7
S -1
UG-18BA Major/ Minor in Deaf Studies
G-28M.A. in Deaf Studies
Conc'ns: Cultural Studies; Deaf History
Hofstra U
DSN/SUG-3Minor in DS
National Louis U
G-7PhD in Disability and Equity in Education
Ohio State U (A)
UG-2BA Minor in DS
N/SG-2Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in DS
Pacific U
Humanities and Social SciencesN/SUG-4DS Minor
SUNY- Stony BrookSchool of Health Technology & ManagementP-2
UG-5Concentration in Disability Studies (in BSc in Health Science)
Syracuse U

N/SG-10Certificate of Advanced Study in DS
MScEd in DS
PhD in DS
LawN/SG-3Certificate in Disability Law and Policy
Temple U
EducationAdj-3G-4DS Graduate Certificate
U of California
Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary StudiesS -2UG-4Minor in DS
U of California
>Los Angeles
DSAdj- 6
P -1
UG-6Minor in DS (2008)
U of Delaware (A)
Center for DS
In College for Human Services
N/SUG-3Minor in DS
U of Hawaii at >Manoa (A)
Center on DS
in Education
N/SG-4Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability & Diversity Studies
U of Illinois > Chicago
Applied Health SciencesAdj-14
G - 4
MS in Disability and Human Development
PhD in DS
Certificate in DS Ethics
U of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and DS3G-8

M.A/ PhD. Interdisciplinary DS Conc'n

Interdisciplinary DS Conc'n
U of Massachusetts
Psychology/InterdisciplinaryN/SUG-4DS Minor (2008)
U of ToledoDS
In Arts & Science
G-8Conc'n in DS (in Master of Liberal Studies Program)
UG-5Interdisciplinary Minor in DS
 Law & Social Thought: Conc'n in DS
U of WashingtonDSAdj- 12UG-9Minor in DS
U of Wyoming (A)DSN/SUG-4Minor in DS

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