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Disability Studies BannerA 12-Credit Online Graduate Certificate Program

The University of Connecticut (UConn) A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD), in partnership with the UConn School of Medicine Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, is offering an online graduate-level Disability Studies in Public Health Online Graduate Certificate.

Program Description

The Disability Studies in Public Health program examines the multiple aspects of public health, health care, society, culture, politics, economics, history, legislation, education, and social attitudes that impact people living with disabilities. The 4 courses (3-credits each) that comprise the Disability in Public Health program (12-credits total) are:

  • Foundations of Public Health and Disability
  • Epidemiology of Disability
  • Disability Law, Policy, Ethics, and Advocacy
  • Public Health Interventions in Disability

As an online program, the Disability Studies in Public Health courses are offered year-round, and the full, 12-credit program can be completed in as little as one year. Students must earn a letter grade of “B” or above in all courses to successfully graduate with the UConn Disability Studies in Public Health certificate. Students must successfully complete all four 3-credit courses to earn the UConn academic certificate.

  • Click on Courses for more details about the courses and when they’re offered.

Is the Disability Studies in Public Health Online Graduate Certificate for you?

This program is designed for individuals currently working in medicine, nursing, social work, law, education, psychology, political science, advocacy, public health, disability, and various other fields related to public health and disability. Graduate students in these fields are also invited to apply.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will not only earn the UConn certificate, but will also be able to develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates the student’s knowledge, competencies, and skills in disability studies. Designed to give students a competitive edge, this portfolio can be used towards career enhancement or additional academic graduate work.

  • Click on Do I Qualify to see if you meet the requirements to apply for the Disability Studies in Public Health.
  • Click on Costs to learn more about Disability Studies in Public Health tuition and fees.
  • Click on Application Process to become a Disability Studies in Public Health student.

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We are currently accepting applications for the spring 2017 semester. The spring application deadline is Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Apply now to avoid last minute processing delays.