As a student of Applied Behavior Analysis you will receive advanced academic and professional training in behavior analysis with specialization in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, community integration strategies, program evaluation and organizational development and staff training and development.
Faculty are involved with and have partnerships with 120 agencies across 18 countries, all Canadian provinces and 49 states. Students have presented at state, regional and international agencies through their involvement in professional organizations. Available on campus or 100 percent online. Graduate assistantships offered on campus in both fall and spring semesters. Students come from 18 countries, 49 states and all Canadian provinces.
Students and faculty involved with cutting-edge research in the application of behavioral principles to assist individuals with autism, their families and service providers. One of 18 graduate programs accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the only accredited online program. Coursework approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
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 wait list. The wait list decision day is May 15.