Postgraduate Certificate Online Blended

Disability Studies Certificate

Temple University

24 months
1329 USD/credit 7974 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 7974 USD/year
966 USD/credit 5796 USD/year
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The Disability Studies Certificate offered by the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to exploring disability from cultural, historical and sociopolitical perspectives. 


 This Disability Studies Certificate program at Temple University draws from a variety of disciplines including health professions, liberal arts and 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.


As all social institutions grapple with the changing nature of public and private participation by people with disabilities, students with a Disability Studies Graduate Certificate are well-suited for employment in a wide variety of careers in

  • community planning,
  • K–12 schools and higher education, and
  • public policy and advocacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  •  Disability Rights and Culture
  • Action Modes of Research
  •  Disability and Social Policy
  • Health and Wellness for Persons with Disabilities
  •  Disability Studies in the Humanities
  • Field Work in Disability Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letters of Reference: 2
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline
  • Statement of Goals: Outline your interest in seeking a graduate certificate with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire, your interests, and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Resume: Current resume required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    7974 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    5796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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