MA in Comparative and International Disability Policy
Note: No new students will be admitted to this program for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year.
The Master’s of International Affairs in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP) is the world’s first virtual Master’s degree in disability policy. At the forefront of technological innovation, the program’s cyberinfrastructure cuts across geographic boundaries, allowing faculty to teach and students to be taught entirely online. Anyone from around the world can apply.
While most students complete the CIDP program in two years, it is possible to choose an accelerated pace that allows for completion of the program in one year over fall, spring and two summer sessions. Students also have the option to complete the program on an extended part-time basis.
Key Program Features
First SIS degree offered in an entirely virtual format
Students can take courses from anywhere in the world, including low-bandwidth areas
Courses incorporate Universal Design for Learning principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students
Courses can be experienced in real time or accessed on demand as recordings
Course recordings available anytime immediately following class sessions; includes audio, video, and chat feeds, closed captions, and transcript
Interactive and accessible virtual classrooms
One year accelerated or extended part-time flexibility offered
Anyone from around the world can apply
Management and Leadership
Bachelor's Degree from Accredited Institution
Statement of Purpose
GRE/TOEFL/IELTS/PTE as applicable
Two Letters of Recommendation
Fall Admission Only: January 15 for SIS Merit Award Consideration
The Nippon Foundation awards up to fifteen full fellowships per year to CIDP students. While all complete applications are considered, fellowship preference is given to students from the ASEAN region who are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard of hearing; and/or mobility impaired. These full fellowships include tuition and fees, books and course materials, technology equipment, required assistive technology, costs to participate in the IDPP Annual Meeting and Two-Week Residency, and other support services. For more information, please visit http://aseanidpp.org/fellowships.
CIDP is the first all-online degree program offered by SIS. Each summer, the IDPP hosts an Annual Meeting and Two-Week Residency in the ASEAN region, which offers an important face-to-face opportunity for new and current CIDP students to learn from each other, faculty, IDPP leadership, and leaders in the disability and public policy fields while gaining an orientation to the pedagogy of the CIDP program. Program entrants and current students are encouraged to participate in-person or virtually in this annual event.