Applied Behavioral Science Program Details


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Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science

Admissions requirements

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

2. Online application

3. Personal Statement (includes description of research and clinical practice interest)

4. Current Resume

5. Three letters of recommendation

6. GRE (optional but recommended)

7. Unofficial transcripts (Official transcripts will need to be obtained if accepted into the program.)

Students: The online MA program helps meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license or certification in your home state or territory.  This website provides resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas.  

Application deadlines:
Fall admission: June 3 (final deadline)

Curriculum and Requirements

Required courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

ABSC 770: Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation

3

ABSC 770

ABSC 771: Intro to Applied Behavioral Science

3

ABSC 771

ABSC 772: Conceptual Foundations I

3

ABSC 772

ABSC 850: Principles of Behavior Analysis

3

ABSC 850

ABSC 851: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Science

3

ABSC 851

ABSC 854: Experimental Analysis of Behavior

3

ABSC 854

ABSC 872: Research or Intervention Practicum

3

ABSC 872

ABSC 899: Thesis (at least 3 hours)

3

ABSC 899

 

Electives

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

ABSC 773: Organizational Behavior Management

3

ABSC 773

ABSC 852: Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities

3

ABSC 852

ABSC 853: Functional Behavioral Assessment

3

ABSC 853

 

ABAI-verified course sequence in Behavior Analysis

Learn more about the ABAI-verified course sequence in Behavior Analysis

Admissions Requirements

The online ABAI-verified course sequence is open to applicants who have a master’s degree (or higher) or are currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program. Students who complete the certificate whose M.A. degrees are not in applied behavioral analysis, psychology or education are not eligible to sit for the ABAI exam until January 2022. A GPA of 3.0 or higher in the applicant's prior or current graduate program is preferred. Current KU graduate students will need instructor permission to enroll in courses. Applicants not currently enrolled in a KU degree program must submit the following:

  • An official transcript from both the undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Personal statement describing their interest in the program  
  • Two letters of reference

Note: The ABAI-verified Course Sequence in Behavior Analysis helps students meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas. If you plan to obtain a license or certification in a state other than Kansas or a US territory after completion of your program, it is highly recommended you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure you can obtain a license or certification in your home state or territory. This website provides resources for licensure and certification boards outside of Kansas.

Application priority deadlines
Fall admission: June 3 (final deadline)


Curriculum and Requirements

Required courses

Course

Credit Hr.

KU Code

ABSC 770: Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation

3

ABSC 770

ABSC 771: Intro to Applied Behavioral Science

3

ABSC 771

ABSC 772: Conceptual Foundations of Behavioral Analysis3ABSC 772

ABSC 773: Applied Behavior Analysis in Complex Organizations

3

ABSC 773

ABSC 850: Principles of Behavior Analysis

3

ABSC 850

ABSC 851: Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Science

3

ABSC 851

ABSC 852: Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities

3

ABSC 852

ABSC 853: Functional Behavioral Assessment

3

ABSC 853

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