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Applied Behavioral Science Program Details

Return to the overview of the KU online programs in applied behavioral science here.

Tuition and fees: https://edwardscampus.ku.edu/edwards-campus-tuition-fees
To apply: graduate.ku.edu/apply
Application deadlines for MA students
Spring admission: May 1 (initial review) until December 15 (final deadline)
Fall admission: November 1 (initial review) until July 1 (final dealdine)
Comprehensive KU course catalog: https://catalog.ku.edu/
KU grading and grades: https://registrar.ku.edu/grades
KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: http://college.ku.edu
KU Department of Applied Behavioral Science: https://absc.ku.edu
KU Online Faculty: https://absc.ku.edu/online-ma#OnlineProgDirector
KU calendar: http://registrar.ku.edu/calendar/
KU refund policies: https://registrar.ku.edu/fee-petition

 The Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) helps support this program.


Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science, click here.

Admissions requirements:

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

2. Online application (applyweb.com/apply/kugrad)

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.)


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

To learn more about the ABAI-verified course sequence in Behavior Analysis, click here.

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

Application priority deadlines

Fall: August 7

Spring: January 15

Summer: May 1


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 3 ABSC 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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