Centre for Applied Disability Studies

Centre for Applied Disability Studies

Centre for Applied Disability Studies

The mandate of the Centre for Applied Disability Studies is 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 the students will be able to tailor a stimulating program of study that meets their current and future interests and career aspirations. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved our current ABA course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination®.


The December 1st deadline has passed.  Didn't get your documents uploaded in time?  Still wish to apply?

If you missed the deadline or did not get all of your documents uploaded in time you can still apply.  CADS will review and accept late applicants until the program is full.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Late applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and all decisions will be made prior to August 15th for all late applicants. 

Please be advised that there will not be an Ottawa cohort in 2016/17. 

Click here to apply!

 SAVE THE DATE! - MA Applicants selected to be considered on the short list will be called in for an interview on January 20th.  Please keep that day open and watch your email. Emails will go out between January 7th and January 15th.

MADS and Diploma Applicants who have applied by December 1st - you can expect to hear back on your application by late February. Please do not contact the Department for an update on your application until after March 1st.

Want to make a change to your application?  Change requests can be made on your student portals.






If you have a question - someone else has too! We have compiled our most commonly asked questions and provided answers and links here!


Dr. Keith Allen, BCBA-D

Behavioral parent training:

What to do and how to do it

April 29, 2016



CURRENT STUDENTS - Make sure you have registered for Winter Term.

All Students: Please check the course schedule page to find out what course to register in.  Dates and times are posted there. 

Have you paid your tuition yet? Please be sure to pay your tuition on time to avoid interest and late charges.

MA Students:  Planning to defend this Winter?  Submit your first draft form no later than December15th. 

Graduates:  Don't forget to submit your application to graduate! 





Information on the development and launch of the proposed PhD and Doctorate program will be posted on this website.  Please keep checking back often.  Tentative launch date (pending approvals) to be announced.



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