Applied Behavior Analysis

Admissions Requirements - Applied Behavior Analysis (MSEd)

For admission consideration, applicants should submit:

  • College of Education Application for Admission
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from all accredited institutions attended and/or from which you earned credit.
  • Statement of Goals which outlines your interest in seeking a master's degree with a specific focus on the career to which you aspire; your interests; and your academic and job-related experiences that are relevant to the program.  Your statement of goals should be 500-1,000 words in length.
  • Two Letters of Reference should be obtained to provide insight regarding the applicant's academic competence. References from college/university faculty are recommended.
  • Professional Resume
  • An interview with the faculty admissions committee may be required after your application becomes complete.

In addition, international applicants should submit:

  • Official document that validates completion and conferral of a degree, diploma, and/or certificate. While not required, applicants are encouraged to submit transcript(s) to the World Education Services (WES) for evaluation.
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores if a non-native speaker of English. A minimum score of 79 TOEFL iBt or 6.5 on IELTS is required for admission.

Credits from a Certificate Program

Students who choose to enroll in the M.S.Ed. program may have up to 12 semester hours from either the ABA/BACB Certificate or Autism Endorsement Certificate program applied to the M.S.Ed. upon acceptance into the program. Completion of a certificate program does not guarantee admission into the master's program, and students who are accepted may have to complete more than 33 credit hours to meet all the requirements of the master's program. Students currently enrolled in a certificate program and considering matriculating into a master's program are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Submitting Your Documents

Once you have completed your application for admission, your next step is to submit your supporting documents.

Application Deadlines

Submit all required admissions documents by the March 1 application deadline to receive priority consideration for admission and financial support.