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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    Degree

    • Master of Arts
    • Master of Science

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    Expected duration

    • 2 years

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    Program options

    • Option in Disability Studies

Program details

The Master of Science or Master of Arts in Disability Studies is a two-year, thesis-based program.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: one year tuition, then continuing fees in subsequent years (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

Coursework:
Students must complete 24 credit hours of course work – including 15 credit hours of Disability Studies core courses – and a thesis.

Master of Arts students

In addition to 15 credit hours of Disability core course, students must take:

  • An external 3-credit-hour research methods course
  • 6 credit hours of elective courses in the arts and social sciences area above the 4000 level

Master of Science students

In addition to 15 credit hours of Disability core course, students must take:

  • An external 3-credit-hour research methods course
  • 6 credit hours of elective courses in a science-based area above the 4000 level.

Sample course offerings

  • DS 7010: Disability Studies (6 credit hours)
  • DS 7020: History of Disability (3 credit hours)
  • DS 7030: Evaluation and Application of Research Methods in Disability Studies (3 credit hours)
  • DS 7040: Selected Topics in Disability Studies (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Option in Disability Studies

Students in faculties and departments that currently have a graduate program and wish to include a focus on disability studies may take the Option in Disability Studies. This would include two of the Disability Studies core courses. Upon completion of the requirements, a concentration in Disability Studies will be recorded on the student’s transcript.

Students interested in taking this option are directed to their student advisor or the director of Disability Studies.

Admission requirements

The following are minimum requirements to be considered for entry into the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Disability Studies program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

To be considered for admission into the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Disability Studies, you must have a minimum of:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university with a minimum 3.0 average in the last 60 credit hours of study.

Please note: Students who wish to pursue the Master of Science in Disability Studies must hold a Bachelor of Science degree.

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Disability Studies program has two application deadlines per year. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • CV/Resumé
  • Statement of Intent
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application deadlines

Canadian and US applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Fall 2021 June 1, 2021 Apply for Fall 2021 (Canada/US)
Winter 2022 October 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (Canada/US)
Fall 2022 June 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (Canada/US)

International applicants

Term Application deadlines Apply
Winter 2022 July 1, 2021 Apply for Winter 2022 (International)
Fall 2022 March 1, 2022 Apply for Fall 2022 (International)

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

Learn more

Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

graduate.admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-9377
Fax: 204-474-7553

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries

Disability Studies
Room 128 Education Building
71 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

disability_studies@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-7017
Fax: 204-474-6676