The master's degree in disability and human development seeks the training of professionals with competencies to promote the skills of people with disabilities, their families and caregivers, enable and equalize their access to opportunities in education, health, habilitation and rehabilitation.

This master's degree will contribute to the multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to disability and its focus on human development will favor the elimination of the barriers that have historically arisen; by promoting that people with disabilities are active agents of their own lives and actively contribute to changing the situation of vulnerability that they, their families and caregivers have faced in society.

The program is focused on four cross-cutting areas of the curriculum:

− Rationale
- Intervention
- Research
- Humanistic partner.

Enter the study plan

Know our rates and dates
Inscription: 23-11-2021
Interviews: se establece con la coordinación del programa
Publication of results: serán publicados en nuestro portal web
Payment of tuition: del 1 al 15 de diciembre de 2021
Start of classes: confirmar con la coordinación del programa
Class schedule: cada quince días; viernes 5:00 p. m. a 9:00 p. m. y sábado 7:00 a. m. a 4:00 p. m.
Place: Universidad CES, sede El Poblado
Registration PIN cost: $163.000 COP
Total cost per semester: $8.673.000 COP
Cost of academic credit: $708.000 COP
*Valores correspondientes a 2021

Learn about our registration requirements:

  • Copy of the undergraduate certificate
  • Copy of the diploma
  • Copy of identity document (extended to 150%)
  • 3x4 color photo, white background

Jessica Maria Ayala Hernandez
Correo electrónico:
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 ext 1636

Katherine Torres Marin
Correo electrónico:
Teléfono: (57) (4) 4440555 ext 1258

of the applicant

Our program is aimed at professionals in the health area and related areas.

Why choose
this program

We have professional experience in our programs. Learn about the advantages of studying with us.

of the graduate

Our graduates are able to use research to solve problems.

  • Have studied undergraduate studies in professions of human and social sciences, health, engineering, design and related such as: Psychology, Social Work, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychopedagogy and Pedagogy, Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Language Therapy, Biomedical Engineering, Product Design Engineering, Architecture, among others.
  • Demonstrate interest in a better quality of life for individuals and communities with an emphasis on people with disabilities.
  • Demonstrate interest in contributing to a more just and equitable society for all.
  • It is currently the only master's degree in disability in the city of Medellin and the only one with a focus on human development in the country.
  • Participation of national and international teachers.
  • Possibility of participation of students from different professions, which enriches the approach and interaction.
  • It is a master's degree in deepening with the possibility of internships in different institutions with which you have an agreement.
  • For its international agreements that promote internships and exchanges.

At the end of the program the graduates of the Master in Disability and Human Development of the Ces University is characterized by:

  • Understand and explain the theoretical paradigms, models and management of appropriate methods for the construction of scientific knowledge in the field of disability.
  • Integrate knowledge from various disciplines into the formulation of new programs, projects and policies that include people with disabilities.
  • Participate in the design, development and evaluation of strategies for the equalization of opportunities for people with disabilities that enable human development.
  • Direct and manage the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policy on disability and human development.
  • Critically analyze policies, laws and regulations, programs and strategies and their relationship to disability.


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process at our University.

Investigation groups:

We offer different research groups to strengthen the knowledge of our professionals.

and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

  • You must pass all the subjects of the curriculum and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee.
  • Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.
  • The payment of the degree rights, established in the pecuniary rights.
  • Have approved the degree work, which consists of the development of a proposal that manages to show the solution to a problem in the field of disability and human development.
  • Have approved the internship.
  • Peace and safe with the University for all reasons.

Investigation groups:

  • Psychology, Health and Society
  • Movement and Health
  • Mental health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

For financing we have agreements with:
Programa de Fortalecimiento Educativo CES
Banco Pichincha
Fondo Sapiencia
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
Fondo Nacional del Ahorro (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:

Public entities

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Our teachers

Exchange from
another university

You chose us for your exchange, find out about the process and the requirements to meet. Plus

Exchange towards
another university

Live the experience of expanding your knowledge in Colombia or the world. Plus

Cultural academic internships

We open the doors of the world for you to complement your academic training with us. Plus

keep it going

Keep your knowledge updated to enhance your professional profile. Plus


We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. Plus

Discounts with
entities in agreement

These are the economic benefits that we have with different companies and organizations. Plus

of languages

Increase your job possibilities, deepening or exploring new languages. Plus

Legal information of the program

Program name:
Master's degree in Disability and Human Development

Facultades de Fisioterapia y Psicología.

Program modality:

SNIES code:

Program type:
Maestría en profundización.

Qualified Registration:
Resolución 8865 del 20 de mayo de 2021


Title awarded:
Magíster en Discapacidad y Desarrollo Humano

2 años (4 semestres)

Total cost per semester:
$8.673.000 COP

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