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®.






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


The Deadline has passed.  Can I still apply?  The application deadline for admissions for 2015 has passed.  Late applications will continue to be accepted until the program is full.  All late applications will be considered in subsequent admission reviews.  These reviews will continue up until August 15th, 2015.

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When will I hear back?   First round admission reviews will commence following February 1st for all programs.  On-time applicants should NOT expect to hear anything until AFTER March 31st.  If you would like an update on your application, please do not contact the program.  All applicants can check for the most up-to-date information on the student portal. Applicants may hear back as late as August 15th.

MA Applicants may be contacted in early February for on-campus interviews in St. Catharines on February 27th. Please save the date. 

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

Recently Admitted?  Have Questions? 

Please thoroughly review our FAQ as most questions can be answered there.  Please be advised that we are currently processing admissions.  Once all offers have been sent out, information emails will be sent out to all students who have accepted their offers.  We appreciate your patience while we work to get all offers completed before returning student questions.


CADS 4th edition ABA Course Sequence gets BACB APPROVAL!



CURRENT STUDENTS - Course Registration has closed.

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 Spring?  Submit your first draft form no later than April 15th. 

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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