Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Master of Arts degree in Disability Studies. The curriculum is 33 units.

Students are also encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. The curriculum has a holistic approach; students develop strong moral character while developing a strong background in various topics of disability studies. Christian perspectives are integrated into the coursework, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of how their values and faith relate to disability studies; this prepares students to change the way society and organizations interact with individuals with disabilities. Students are challenged to examine and evaluate what it is to be disabled, and redefine the perceptions that society has. Students have a practicum component that allows them to utilize their coursework in a realistic scenario and gain valuable hands-on experience.

There are two concentrations available: disability policy and disability ministry. The Disability Policy concentration is for those who are interested in influencing policies that affect individuals with disabilities. Coursework for this concentration allows students to cultivate skills that help them develop proactive roles in affecting policies at a variety of levels. The Disability Ministry Concentration is for those who are interested in helping individuals with disabilities within the church. Coursework for this concentration helps prepare students to establish and build disability ministries.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited

    Requirements

    -A Bachelor's Degree
    -Minimum GPA of 2.75

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.

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