As a student of Applied Behavior Analysis, you will receive advanced academic and professional training in behavior analysis with a specialization in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, community integration strategies, program evaluation, and organizational development, as well as staff training and development.
- Faculty are involved with and have partnerships with more than 120 agencies nationally and internationally
- Available on-campus or online
- Graduate assistantships offered on campus in both fall and spring semesters
- Students come from 18 countries, 50 states, and all Canadian provinces
- Students present at state, regional and international conferences through involvement in research with faculty
- Students and faculty are involved with cutting-edge research in the application of behavioral principles with a variety of populations
- One of 20 graduate programs accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the only accredited online ABA program
- Coursework includes approved courses for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board with a high pass rate
- Student Organization of Behavior Analysis
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- Clinical behavior therapist
- Education behavior support specialist
- Intensive behavior therapist
- Residential and vocational specialist
- Behavior analyst
University Facts & Stats
- 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
- More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
- Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.
Requirements and Details
The selection committee prefers recommendations by board-certified behavior analysts and faculty from whom a candidate has taken courses.
The committee also accepts recommendations from a candidate’s immediate supervisor provided he or she is able to attest to the candidate’s aptitude for graduate training. While the strength of a candidate’s clinical skills will be of interest over time, clinical skills alone are not necessarily tied to one’s ability to successfully complete graduate school.
Relevant work experience involves the development and implementation of behavior analytically-based interventions.
Relevant academic experience includes credit and non-credit instruction in the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis. Non-credit courses, workshops, and conferences also reflect well on an application but are not given the same weight as credit courses.
Competition for limited places in the Applied Behavior Analysis program may require the necessity of a waitlist. The waitlist decision day is May 15.
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