MS in Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Master of Science degree is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in human services, as well as research and scholarship in the disability field.

Specializations include Disability Studies/Social Policy and Rehabilitation Technology.


The study of disability and human development views people with disabilities as an underserved social minority.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it examines all aspects of society—healthcare, culture, politics, economics, history, legislation, education and social attitudes—that uniquely impact the experience and development of people living with disabilities. The field comprises health researchers, social scientists, community-based activists and rights advocates committed to ensuring that people with disabilities are able to participate fully in society.