Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Applied Disability Studies (MADS)

Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Field of Study:Disability Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,176


Applied Disability Studies is designed to contribute to the betterment of the lives of persons with disabilities by providing multidisciplinary, quality postgraduate education to the next generation of professionals, researchers and educators, as well as to experienced professionals, in the field. Faculty are internationally respected in disabilities and applied behaviour analysis, and students will be able to design a stimulating program of study that meets their current and future interests and career aspirations.

The Centre for Applied Disability Studies offers a two year Master of Arts (MA) degree, a Master of Applied Disability Studies (MADS) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Disability Studies. Students may choose to specialize in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). The ABA course program is designed so that students specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis will have the required course work and practicum experience needed to be eligible for certification as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst by the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board. The ABA course sequence is approved by the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board. The MA option, with its advanced course work and strong research focus, is intended to prepare students to continue their graduate training at the doctoral level. It should be noted that foundational and theoretical work are embedded in applied courses and practicum experiences. Students will also be prepared to pursue the wide variety of career possibilities in disabilities and applied behaviour analysis.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or CanTEST
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Successful completion of four year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a related field (e.g., disability studies, applied behaviour analysis, psychology, sociology, social work, child studies, education) with a minimum average of 75% in the last two years of undergraduate study. MADS applicants with averages less than 75% in the last two years of undergraduate study will also be considered. For applicants who wish to focus on Applied disability Studies (without ABA specialization), courses related to disability studies, volunteer or work experience specifically in the disability sector will be considered assets.

* 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 September 12, 2022