Leadership in Disability Services MA ApplyInquire

This is an interdisciplinary program jointly offered by the University of Delaware’s Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

The program requires the completion of 30 credit hours, including 27 credits of coursework and a 3-credit internship. The internship requirement can be waived for students who have had full-time professional experience in the disability field. In the capstone experience, each student will plan and implement a leadership project for an organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities. This capstone project culminates in a final written paper and oral presentation.

This interdisciplinary degree is designed to provide diverse, talented graduate students with knowledge, skills, and understanding essential for leadership roles in agencies and organizations that provide individualized, person directed services to people with disabilities and their families.

The Master’s in Leadership in Disability Services offers a Master’s degree that is directly relevant to real-world work in the disability services field. Students can specialize in one of the areas below or can design their own area of specialization:

Program Concentrations:

  • Health, Family, and Disability
  • Leadership and Management
  • Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Autism and Significant Disability

UD Tuition:

The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2017-18 is $1,770 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer adjustments to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.

DE Resident: $625;   US Student: $625
International: $1770



Application Deadline:

May-05 Final deadline to apply



College of Education and Human Development, College of Health Sciences

Carol Vukelich, Dean

Bahira Sherif Trask,
Department Chair

Nancy Weiss,
Graduate Director

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