Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
University of Kentucky

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities allows students to become leaders in providing services for those with developmental disabilities and their families. Human services professionals can benefit from the program’s interdisciplinary approach to services, supports, and leadership.

Courses promote self-determination, community integration, and inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities. Students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds can benefit from this graduate certificate, such as education, law, rehabilitation sciences, psychology, social work, public health, gerontology, and health promotion. A practicum allows students to gain direct experience working with clients in the field.

Components of this graduate program include the following:

  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Interdisciplinary supports
  • Practicum
  • Interdisciplinary leadership seminar
  • Faculty supervised research project

Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or from a recognized foreign institution
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended 
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 and 3.00 on all graduate work
  • Professional recommendations and other program-specific criteria (if applicable)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges