Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities

The UK Human Development Institute offers a Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities. This certificate prepares professionals from a broad range of disciplines to provide services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The coursework emphasizes the lifespan from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will conduct a research project, participate in a practicum, and work with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.


Admission Requirements:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Apply for admission to the Certificate Program
  • Apply for admission to the UK Graduate School

A limited number of stipends up to $3,000 is be available to support students enrolling in this program! To apply, you will need: (1) a scholarly writing sample, (2) a 500-word personal statement indicating why you want to attain this certificate, (3) current resume/vita, (4) if not currently attending UK: two letters of recommendation, and (5) completed Graduate Certificate Application. You can download the certificate application here or at the bottom of this page.

There are also informational documents for download to share with faculty, staff, students, prospective students, and more at the bottom of this page.


Application Files

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