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Program Overview

Program Overview

Empower individuals when you ensure the availability of equitable access for children and adults with disabilities. Join Lipscomb University's 100% online Master of Science in Accessibility and Advocacy program, designed to graduate highly qualified professionals to meet the needs of all.

Students pursuing this degree will study legislation and policies related to disability and accessibility in all settings. Coursework provides an overview of assistive technology practices and includes key aspects of advocacy related to accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Courses in this program include:

  • Disability Law and Advocacy
  • Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility
  • Assistive Technology (AT)
  • AT Assessment and Considerations

You should consider pursuing this degree if you are a professional in the disability services or education field with a desire to incorporate assistive technology in various settings, as well as advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Accessibility and Advocacy Program Outcomes

Graduates of Lipscomb’s master’s degree in Accessibility and Advocacy will understand legislation and policies related to disability and technology in all settings. Coursework provides an overview of assistive technology practices and includes key aspects of advocacy related to accessibility for individuals with disabilities.

Why Earn Your Accessibility and Advocacy Degree at Lipscomb University?

The Americans with Disabilities Act mandates inclusive opportunities at all levels of education and in all environments. One of the most recent advances in accessibility is the use of assistive technology to support meaningful access in all areas. However, there are currently a limited number of programs available that provide training in assistive technology. 

Also, many professionals working with individuals with disabilities need more exposure to the tools available and the impact they could have on educational outcomes. Lipscomb’s Accessibility and Advocacy master’s degree provides that exposure.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Ready to apply?

We're eager to get you started. Our application includes the following items:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee
  • Résumé
  • Official undergraduate college transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Interview

No GRE or MAT required. Scholarships and financial aid are available for qualified applicants.



Tuition & Aid

Tuition & Aid

  • $953* per credit hour
  • $715 per credit hour with the 25% in-service discount

*Note: The graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective each summer semester.

Scholarship Information

As you give back to the community, Lipscomb University wants to give back to you. The College of Education offers significant scholarships to current educators and administrators as well as those pursuing career as a teacher. Check out the following information to see if you qualify for scholarships.

All completed applications should be mailed to:
Lipscomb University
College of Education

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Types of Aid


Average class size

Program Highlights

Online Program

The Master of Science in Accessibility and Advocacy is a fully online program designed with working professionals in mind.

National Certificate

Certification in the field of assistive technology is available from several national and international organizations. Completion of coursework in this program will help individuals gain the necessary information to take certification exams.

Expert Faculty

Learn from faculty based in Nashville with a breadth of real-world expertise in the changing needs of individuals with disabilities.

Small Class Sizes

You’ll have opportunities to engage in meaningful discussion, receive one-on-one faculty mentorship and ask difficult questions in our small class sizes. Plus, you’ll feel supported in a tight-knit learning community.



Our Faculty

  • Misty Parsley headshot

    Misty Parsley

    Executive Director, Office of Accessibility and Learning Support

    Dr. Misty Vetter Parsley is a professor of Education and the Executive Director of the Office of Accessibility and Learning Supports at Lipscomb University. In her role, she oversees the...

    Meet Misty Parsley
  • Robbie Hampton headshot

    Robbie Hampton

    Associate Professor

    Robbie was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in Nashville after moving here during elementary school. She attended MTSU and received a BS in Elementary and Special Education. She...

    Meet Robbie Hampton

Credit hours to complete

Career Paths

Specialized Therapies

Those in careers focusing on speech, physical or occupational therapies need to understand and implement assistive technologies to aid the individuals they work with.

Teacher or Administrator

Understanding assistive technologies is key for teachers and administrators to create an accessible environment that cultivates learning.

Disability or Inclusion Specialist

The goal of a disability or inclusion specialist is to identify and evaluate services and accommodations for those with disabilities.