What will I learn?

Saint Louis University's graduate certificate program in disability administration in higher education provides a 15-credit credential for student affairs professionals and community organization workers to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to administer programs required by law and serve the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Curriculum Overview

The 15-credit, five-course program is based on essential topics and includes an overview of (a) disability in higher education, (b) administrative strategies for this specific population, (c) social justice theory as related to disability, (d) media and disability, and (e) universal design in higher education and society. Two courses are developmental (EDSP 6060 and EDH 6080) and are the first courses students will complete for the certificate. The other three courses can be completed in any order (EDH 6040, EDH 6050, and EDH 6060). The courses are delivered in two formats: (a) completely online course for the duration of the semester, or (b) mostly classroom (face-to-face with online not more than 25% of the allotted time during the semester). Mostly classroom time slots are after 4 p.m. CDT, using Skype for Business or Zoom videoconferencing to allow distance students to participate in real time from anywhere in the world they have Internet access.


The certificate program prepares students for two broad career areas:

Postsecondary education administrators, who plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges; and

Community and social service specialists, who plan for and serve individuals with disabilities.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (15 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $600 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2022, 1 May 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 23 May 2022, 24 August 2022


School of Education



63103, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Most successful applicants have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or better.

For international students

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

To ensure a successful academic experience at Saint Louis University, we require international applicants to demonstrate they are proficient in the English language by submitting scores from any one of the following standardized tests:

IELTS minimum score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 80; Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) minimum score of 550; PTE minimum score of 54; Duolingo minimum score of 125.

Admission Deadlines

International students should apply by May 1 for the fall semester, Oct. 1 for the spring semester and Feb. 1 for the summer semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Saint Louis University

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University’s traditions are based in academics, ethics, spirituality and compassion.

  • Ranked 5th among best schools for making an impact
  • Ranked 26th in undergraduate teaching
  • Ranked 8th among top Catholic colleges in the United States
  • 97% of alumni are satisfied with their post-graduation paths

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