University of Missouri-Kansas City

Interdisciplinary Leadership and Disability Studies

Quick Facts

Degree

Graduate certificate

Delivery Mode

100% Online

Standard credit hours

12

Standard estimated cost

$6,830.40

TYPICAL COURSE LOAD

1-2 courses per semester

TYPICAL PROGRAM LENGTH

1-2 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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Overview

You aspire to become a leader that enriches the lives of people with disabilities. Start realizing that dream in a graduate program built for improving services in cultural, political and economic contexts. The credential can be pursued as a stand-alone program, or stacked with a graduate or professional degree. Whether you’re studying social work, law, education, business or other fields, you can deepen your knowledge with a 100% online graduate certificate in interdisciplinary leadership in disabilities studies.

Courses in law, policy and leadership will prepare you with the latest information to support disability services. We know that education isn’t one-size-fits-all. You’ll check in with an advisor to plan for your future and get support throughout each step of the program. Electives are tailored to your interests and educational journey.

This affordable graduate program encourages you to grow skills to influence public policy, professional practice, societal arrangements and cultural values that shape the meaning of disability.

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Career Prospects

Potential job titles include:

  • Case manager
  • ADA coordinator
  • Service coordinator
  • University disability services coordinator
  • Self-advocate
27.17%

Employment growth

$57,000

Median salary

Program Structure

Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in one to two years.

Course work includes:

  • Leadership in disability studies: a multidisciplinary approach
  • Life span issues in developmental disabilities
  • Disability and community support
  • Disability law
  • Psychopathology in social work practice
  • Health promotion across the lifespan

Accreditation

The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

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