Brock University is the only University in Ontario offering a Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Disability Studies. Students can choose to specialize in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or Leadership, Diversity, Community, and Culture (LDCC). The ABA course sequence is verified by the Association for Behavior Analyst International for completing the course requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®. The LDCC program provides graduate-level training across key areas for career advancement in the disability sector. In addition to course work and practicum/internship placements, the MA program requires the student to complete an original research study and write an MA thesis under the supervision of a key faculty member and a thesis committee. The program is highly competitive with enrollment in the MA program currently limited to 6-10 new students per year (including both specializations). This program is geared toward students who are interested in research careers and pursuing a doctoral degree.
- Applied Disability Analysis (ABA)
- Leadership, Diversity, Community, and Culture
Some courses may be offered during the week, on weekends, and fully or partially online.
- September (full time and part-time options)
- Thesis – 6 terms (2 years)
This program is funded for the defined program length as outlined on our financial page.
- December 1st (ABA specialization and LDCC specialization)
Please note this program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2022 entry. Applications for Fall 2023 entry are expected to open in October 2022.