The admission requirements for the Post Diploma Degree Completion program in Disability Studies are:
1. A Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a disability studies related field and/or discipline, from a public Ontario College (eg. Social Service Worker or Developmental Service Worker, please see below for a list of acceptable programs). The diploma must include a one-year (or equivalent) introductory university-level humanities or social science course or equivalent.
2. Relevant work/advocacy experience (two-years full-time or equivalent preferred). Applicants without this will be considered, and if admitted must either complete DST 80A/B: Practicum in Disability Studies in the program or apply for exemption if achieved while in the program.
- Applicants are required to present a cumulative grade point average of 70%/B/3.0 or higher for admission consideration.
- Acceptable public Ontario College Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs include:
Aboriginal Community Advocacy
Aboriginal Education: Community and Social Development
Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate
Behavioural Science Technology/ Behavioural Science/ Behavioural Sciences
Child and Youth Worker/Child and Youth Care
Community and Justice Services
Community and Justice Services (Correctional Worker)
Community Development Work
Community Worker - Outreach and Development
Developmental Service Worker
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Early Childhood Education
Educational Support/ Educational Assistant/ Educational Assistant - Special Needs Support
Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention
Intervenor for Deaf-Blind Persons
Mental Health and Addiction Worker
Native Child and Family Services
Peace and Conflict Studies
Social Service Worker
Social Service Worker - Native Specialization
Other post-secondary academic backgrounds, and extensive work/advocacy experience in the field, will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants with less than a 'B' average in a public Ontario College Diploma or Advanced Diploma program may be asked to complete up to two (2) single-term university level liberal studies courses before admission.
Applicants are required to submit the following directly to Undergraduate Admissions (in addition to their online application and Supplementary Form).
Visit Submission of Documents for access to the Document Upload page and instructions:
- Academic transcripts of all post-secondary studies, including promotion/graduation status. High School transcripts are not required. Mature Student guidelines do not apply.
- A completed Supplementary Form.
- Letters from employers to document work experience.
- Resume of work/advocacy experience.
- A letter explaining how attending this program will benefit the applicant.
Students are admitted three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring/summer semesters.