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Disability Services in Higher Education

The City University of New York

12 months
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855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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About

The MS in Disability Services in Higher Education online degree program at The City University of New York is the first program of its kind in the country and equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to provide mandated accommodations to students with disabilities in higher education settings.

Overview

The Disability Services in Higher Education curriculum for the degree at The City University of New York was developed with the participation of disability service office directors, lawyers familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADA/AA) as it applies to colleges and universities, assistive technology specialists, and educators to ensure that graduates will be prepared to assume significant responsibility in providing accommodations to post-secondary students with disabilities.

As a student in this program, you will learn enhance your knowledge and skills to successfully:

  • Advocate for equal access for students with disabilities in college settings
  • Develop policies and guidelines for provision of services to students with disabilities
  • Support students with learning, sensory, and psychiatric disabilities; veterans with service-related disabilities, and those on the autism spectrum
  • Arrange access in dormitories, libraries, computer labs, and public college events
  • Enter or advance in a career as a Disability Service specialist

Career Prospects

The MS in Disability Services in Higher Education is ideal for disability services office staff in colleges and universities, student services staff members, or higher education administrators. Accommodations specialists working in institutions that serve the public, such as sports arenas, libraries, parks, churches, or social service offices, will also find the coursework very valuable.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Psychosocial, Cultural and Political Aspects of Disability
  • Legal Aspects of Disability Service
  • Assistive Technology in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Disability Service Administration
  • Neurodiverse Students in College
  • Disability Services Capstone Course

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Applicants are required to write a personal statement, upload a resume, and provide two letters of recommendation. An individual interview may be necessary.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.

Resident: 

  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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