Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Studies

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Studies provides diverse training for professionals who work with people with disabilities. It provides students with a comprehensive background on the physical, psychosocial, vocation and legal issues that people with disabilities face on a day to day basis.

Concentration Coordinator

Chrisann Schiro-Geist

Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Ph.D., CRC

Bldg. 29, Room 119


Certificate Requirements

The Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Disability Studies requires successful completion of 12-hours of study. Three courses, Counseling 6913, 6901, and UNIV 7400 are required. Students may select one elective course from the list below to complete the Certificate Requirements.


     COUN 6913 Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation
     COUN 6901 Principals and Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling
     UNIV 7400 Family Disability Law and Practice

Electives (choose one):

     ANTH 6531 Alcohol/Drugs/Culture
     CJUS 7510 Law And Society
     COMM 7012 Seminar Health Comm **
     HADM 7114 Long Term Care Administration
     HADM 7115
Public Health Organizatn/Mgmt
     HPRO 7182 Health Promotion **
     HPRO 7702 Contemporary Hlth Issue
     HPRO 7703 Life Phys Act & Hlth
     NUTR 7212 Appl Nutr for Health
     PADM 6208 Mental Health Policy and Law
     PADM 7604 Social Science In Law
     PLAN 7201 Plan Comm Facilities
     POLS 7111 Issues in Health Services Administration
     PSYC 7217 Social Psychology
     SOCI 7411 Social Stratification
     SOCI 7512 Deviance and Diversity
     SPED 7000 Intro Excptional Learnr **
     UNIV 7796 Independent Study

Admission Requirements:

  1. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Applicants should submit:
    • A transcript of undergraduate degree program and transcripts of prior and current graduate study
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A letter describing reasons for wishing to take a graduate certificate in the area of disability studies and how the program corresponds with prior experience and anticipated career plans

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Application Deadlines:

     In addition to all UofM Graduate School deadlines, the Disability Studies Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program
     has the following deadlines for admission:

Fall: June 15
Spring: November 10
Summer: March 15