University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

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Disability Management (MA)

University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health-Related Knowledge and Skills, Other
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counsellor
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,565
Careers:Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


UNBC offers Canada's first and only graduate program in disability management providing graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist labor, management, insurance providers, employers and employees with the development of successful work entry or return-to-work strategies for injured workers and/or persons with disabilities. From an academic perspective, the Disability Management Program has demonstrated ongoing excellence. Many students, working with the faculty, are to publish/have published peer-reviewed manuscripts as well as countless peer-conference proceedings. For our students who have chosen the non-thesis route, success is demonstrated through the implementation of their project documents into the grey literature, i.e. occupational policy and procedure manuals for major organizations across Canada.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Students intending to enrol in the MA in Disability Management are required to have an undergraduate degree in a related field. The usual requirements for graduate admission apply; see the Graduate Calendar for details.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Students must submit an application, statement of academic interests, CV or resume, 3 reference letters/assessment reports, 1 official transcript of all post secondary education, application fee and criminal record search.

    * 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 October 19, 2022