Graduate Diploma

Centre for Applied Disability Studies

Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Disability Studies is meant for persons who already have a Master's degree in a related field (ABA, Psychology, Education). Students may choose the Diploma program to take the approved ABA courses needed to become BCBA. The admissions requirements for the Grad Diploma are similar to the M.ADS (i.e., Honours degree, 75 average and relevant experience). Diploma students take the same courses as the M.ADS students. The course sequence can include ABA and non ABA courses, depending on the students preferred area of concentration.

Specializations - ABA
Students in our MA, M.ADS and Diploma programs may choose to specialize in ABA. Our ABA course sequence is verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Students who complete our ABA course sequence meet the course requirements to become Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs).R As part of the coursework, ABA students have to opportunity to gain practical experience through a 300 hour practicum placement. There are many jobs for BCBAs, particularly, but not exclusively in Autism Spectrum Disorders. ADS was the first grad program in Ontario to offer an approved course sequence and our pass rate on the BCBA examination is significantly above average.


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