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.

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.

For advisors and staff, please find informational resources in the “Certificate Files” section at the bottom of this page.

Required Courses: HDI 600, HDI 602, HDI 603, HDI 604, and an elective


Admission Requirements:

  • Admission to the UK Graduate School
  • A scholarly writing sample
  • A 500-word personal statement
  • Current resume/vita
  • If not currently attending UK: two letters of recommendation
  • Completed Graduate Certificate Application

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