Toronto Metropolitan University

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Disability Studies (Part Time - Degree Completion)

Toronto Metropolitan University

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Community Health Services/Liaison/Counselling
Course Based:Yes
Careers:Addiction CounsellorsFamily, Marriage and Other Related CounsellorsCommunity and Social Service Workers


Disability Studies explores the ways in which the lives of people with disabilities are shaped by patterns of injustice, exclusion and discrimination and social, cultural and aesthetic “norms.” This part-time program allows you to utilize a previous college diploma in a disability-related field, or other relevant post-secondary credentials, to earn a bachelor’s degree through a combination of online, intensive and hybrid courses. An applied independent thesis project and practical experience in schools and community organizations will ensure you graduate understanding new theoretical and methodological approaches in this relatively new and expansive interdisciplinary field. You will be prepared to make a difference.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a disability studies related field and/or discipline, from a public Ontario College (eg. Social Service Worker or Developmental Service Worker) is required. The diploma must include a one-year (or equivalent) introductory university-level humanities or social science course or equivalent. Applicants with less than a "B" average in an acceptable diploma program may be asked to complete up to two one-term university level liberal studies courses prior to admission. Applicants with other post-secondary academic backgrounds and extensive work experience in the field may be considered on an individual basis. Subject to competition, applicants may be required to present averages above the minimum.

A personal letter explaining how attending this program will benefit the applicant​ and Disability Communities is also required. This letter should not exceed two pages. It will be read for both Admission eligibility as well as selection of potential recipients for the David and Sylvia Pollack Entrance Award in Disability Studies.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on March 26, 2023