A view across an open Vermont field. Text: Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies


Make Disability Equity a Professional Priority

The graduate certificate in disability studies is an 18-credit program consisting of required and elective courses covering disability in healthcare, communication, social work, education and policy. At the conclusion of your studies, you'll pursue a self-guided research project showcasing your learning, and opening the door to your future in research, policy, or service.  NEW SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

How the graduate certificate works


Through the certificate program you can:

  • Enhance your ability to work with individuals with disabilities in your community;
  • Advance your skills and career opportunities; and
  • Pursue a real-world approach to equity in action.

Learn how to make a real difference in the world, with and for people with disabilities.

About the Certificate Program

The intent of the Certificate of Graduate Studies in the Interdisciplinary Study of Disability is to enhance the diverse education and instructional needs of educators, healthcare professionals, people with disabilities, and family members.

This program provides people from a variety of different backgrounds the opportunity to acquire knowledge critical to understanding and supporting persons with disabilities in communities.


Icon of a mortarboard. Text: CDCI Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies

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Meet the Academic Coordinator

Winnie Looby, Academic Coordinator, CDCI: a headshot of a smiling Black woman with dreadlocks falling past her shoulders, pulled back in a headband.

Winnie Looby, Academic Coordinator


Application Deadline: rolling

Term Start Date: August

Credits: 18

Duration: 2 Years

Learning Format: Online + On campus

For tuition information, please contact UVM Student Financial Services.

Download the program brochure (.pdf)