Most careers in assistive technology – one of the fastest-growing segments of the rapidly expanding health and human services field – focus either on the design and development of devices that help persons with disabilities to function more fully or on the process of ensuring that such devices successfully address user needs.
To prepare professionals for fulfilling careers in both of these areas, CSUN – through the Tseng College – offers two master’s degrees in assistive technology (AT): one centered on the development of devices and software and the other centered on the human-services aspects of the field. CSUN also offers an advanced professional development certificate program in Assistive Technology Applications.
What is most exceptional about CSUN’s two AT graduate-degree programs is that they are the only ones of their kind to have been developed and designed together in order to provide students in each with opportunities to interact with and learn from their counterparts in the other program. As a result, students in the technology-focused program graduate with a fuller understanding of human services and vice-versa.
Assistive Technology Engineering, M.S.
Offered in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Health and Human Development, this program is delivered in the cohort format on the CSUN campus and takes two years to complete.
Assistive Technology Studies and Human Services, M.S.
Offered in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development and the College of Engineering and Computer Science, this program is delivered online and takes two years to complete.
Certificate of Advanced Professional Development in Assistive Technology Applications Training
Offered in collaboration with CSUN’s world-renowned Center on Disabilities, this partly online, partly live-training program is the largest of its kind in the United States.