Disability Studies Graduate Certificate
The Disability Studies Graduate Certificate offered by the College of Education focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to exploring disability from cultural, historical and sociopolitical perspectives. This graduate certificate includes an interdisciplinary environment that draws from a variety of disciplines including the health professions, the liberal arts and the social sciences.
Coursework includes research into disability rights and culture, as well as universal design and ecological aspects of disability. Students will also gain an understanding of disability as it relates to their personal, professional and social lives.
Additionally, Temple’s social justice mission provides a basis for collaboration on a variety of programs across the university.
Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits of coursework before applying to the graduate certificate program.
Submit the following materials to be considered for admission.
- Recommendations: Two letters of recommendation are required. Your recommendations should be from college or university faculty members who can speak to your academic abilities.
- Statement of Goals: Write a one to two page statement outlining your interest in the program with a specific focus on your interests, target career and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
- Transcripts: Provide official undergraduate and graduate college-level transcripts. Though all applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate undergraduate degree at Temple University, the graduate certificate in Disability Studies can be approached from any number of disciplines.
- Résumé: Include a current copy with your application materials.
Additional requirements for international students
- Standardized Test Scores: TOEFL score (international applicants only): A minimum 79 iBT or 550 PBT is required. See all international graduate applicant requirements.