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. Our ABA course sequence is designed to meet the new BACB task list (edition 4), pending BACB approval.



QUALIFYING COURSES - CADS is now accepting applications for Qualifying Courses beginning September 2014

Qualifying Courses for students who currently do not meet the minimum criteria for admission to the M.ADS program are now available. Successful completion of qualifying courses would allow M.ADS applicants who do not meet the minimum entry criteria to be considered for admission to our M.ADS program.

Information about the Qualifying Courses can be found under the link on the left hand side for FUTURE STUDENTS. 

We are still accepting applications!

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS - Have you THOROUGHLY read our website?  Make sure you read the FAQ. Our most commonly asked questions are answered here!

 **New student orientation sessions have already been held.  Please check your Brock email for further information.**


 First round offers have now all been sent.  Please check your portal for updates.

Subseqent reviews of applications will continur throughout the summer as we receive responses from first round applicants.  Please continue to check your portal for updates on your application.

MA Applicants - Please note that we are still reviewing MA offers of admission as this is an ongoing process.  Updates will be available in late July.  Thank you for your patience.

Receive an offer of admission?  Is your portal showing that you have documents owing?  Please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies with questions and send ALL documents directly to their offices.


Can I still apply?  The application deadline for admissions for 2014 Southern Ontario Cohort has passed but we will still consider late applications for all programs. At this time all first round offers have gone out and been accepted but we will still continue to review applications for our waitlist.  Applications for 2015 are now available!


Click here to apply!


Ottawa Cohort - Interested in applying for the Ottawa Satellite programme?  CADS is still accepting applications for Fall 2014 admissions.


CURRENT STUDENTS - Course Registration

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

MA Students:  Planning to defend this Spring?  Submit your first draft form no later than April15th. 

Have you paid your tuition yet?  Make sure you do so before the end of term!




Information on the development and launch of the new PhD and Doctoral program will be posted on this website.  Please keep checking back often.  Tentative launch date (pending approvals) is 2016.



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