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Disability Studies Certificate

The Disability Studies Certificate program educates students to develop an understanding of disability, disability culture, and people with disabilities as inclusive members of society. The program's emphasis on universal access complements the university's mission to prepare its graduates to live and work in a diverse society.

The Disability Studies certificate program will show you that disability is part of the tapestry of a diverse society. It emphasizes "universal access," the philosophy that society should be inclusive of people of all diverse backgrounds and traits, and that the responsibility for diversity transcends traditional identity-based characteristics. Universal access (UA) embraces an approach that responsible societies do not just accommodate minorities, but are constructed for people of all: both majority and minority, typical and atypical.

In addition to the basic Graduate Certificate, Disability Studies offers three additional options: the Applied Graduate Certificate, the Critical Graduate Certificate, and the Critical and Applied Graduate Certificate.  For more information, please visit our program website to review each of these options.

Deadline for Application

Fall: Sept. 1, Winter: Dec. 15, Spring: Mar. 1, Summer: June 1

Contact Information

Dr. Romel Mackelprang
Senior Hall 121
Cheney WA 99004

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