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Graduate Studies

Graduate disability and accommodations

McMaster University is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We strive to ensure every student is afforded an academic environment that is dedicated to the advancement of learning and is based on the principles of equitable access and individual dignity.

We nurture and support a culture of acceptance, inclusion and the celebration of diversity. Creating a learning environment that is accessible to all students is a value embedded within the university’s fabric, as well as our policies, services and practices.

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Accommodations for grad students with disabilities Review excerpts

The Graduate Calendar Section 6.5 includes excerpts from the full Accommodation Policy.

Types of academic accommodations Accommodation types

Some accommodations are similar to those for the undergraduate academic environment, however some accommodations will be unique to academic study at the graduate level.

Teaching assistants and workplace accommodations Visit Human Resources

Workplace accommodations for graduate students who have teaching assistantships and other campus employment are processed through Human Resources.

Types of disabilities Learn More

A sample of the types of disabilities most commonly accommodated at McMaster. Any questions related to this list of disability types should be directed to

General accommodation examples Learn More

A basic list of examples for various types of disabilities. This list may not apply to all individuals. For specific information to accommodate students, contact the SAS program coordinator who is listed on the student’s letter of accommodation.

Community and peer support Learn More

Programs, groups and supports available across campus.

Disclosing Your Disability Download PDF

Disclosing your disability to an employer or admissions committee is a personal choice and an important and complex decision. Review this downloadable resource.