Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Students are required to take a minimum of 15 graduate credits (typically 5 classes) in order to receive the Certificate in Disability and Diversity Studies. Students must apply for the the Certificate via the UH Graduate Division before completing their coursework in order to receive the Certificate. Students are advised to apply for the Certificate as soon as possible so that they receive proper advisement for the program. Required courses are listed below. For course descriptions, please see the Course Information page.

Core Courses (9 credits)

  • DIS 681: Multicultural Issues and Disability (3 credits)
  • DIS 683: Disability & Diversity Issues (3 credits)
  • DIS 684: Interdisciplinary Team Development (3 credits)

Fieldwork or Independent Study (3 credits)

  • DIS 698: Fieldwork/Research (3 credits)
  • DIS 699: Independent Study (3 credits)

Elective (3 credits)

  • DIS 682 Special Topics in Disability & Diversity Studies (3 credits)
  • DIS 687 Advanced Seminar on Disability Issues (3 credits)
  • Other (one 3 credit course offered by other departments may serve as an electives but must have a concentration on disability and/or diversity and must approved by the Program Coordinator)

Suggested Sequence (one year plan)

Course Fall Spring Summer
DIS 681 X    
DIS 683 X    
DIS 684   X  
DIS 689 or 699   X X (with summer)
Elective   X (no summer)  

Suggested Sequence (two year plan)

Course Fall 1 Spring 1 Summer Fall 2 Spring 2
DIS 681       X  
DIS 683 X        
DIS 684   X      
DIS 689 or 699         X
Elective     X (with summer)   X (no summer)

For more information about Certificate requirements, please contact Megan Conway at mconway@hawaii.edu .