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Requirements for M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis

IMPORTANT: To be considered for MSABA program, you must complete both the ASU online Graduate Application and the MS ABA SlideRoom Application.

Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis degree requirements

The Applied Behavior Analysis master's program requires 42 credit hours across four full-time semesters and both A and B sessions during the summer between the first and second year. A capstone project is to be proposed at the end of year one spring semester; initiated at the beginning of summer session A; and conducted throughout the summer and the program’s second year. Students will be required to complete practicum hours during the summer. In order to graduate, this master’s degree program requires a 3.0 (B average) or higher across all courses including the applied behavior analysis practicum and capstone experiences.

Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis admission requirements

The ASU Department of Psychology application process is completed online through the ASU Graduate Application and the MS ABA SlideRoom Application. The applications’ fees are required at the time of submission. To apply to the MS ABA program, follow the steps on the Application Information and Instructions aka "the Checklist." 

It is strongly recommended that you download and print the Checklist to ensure you have completed the application process and have included all of the following required items:

  1. Statement of Purpose Form
  2. Curriculum Vita/resume
  3. Unofficial transcripts must be uploaded into the ASU online Graduate Application and the MS ABA SlideRoom Application. Official transcript is sent to Graduate Admissions AFTER you are accepted
  4. Two letters of recommendation (appropriate sources include either, or a combination of academic and professional references) – names and email addresses are needed
  5. English proficiency test scores if applicable (official score goes to Graduate Admissions and a copy is also uploaded to SlideRoom)
Students must fulfill the requirements of Graduate Admissions and those of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

    In addition to submitting the application and supporting materials, prospective students must also provide documentation to meet the following requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology or closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or an equivalent degree from a recognized international post-secondary institution.
    • A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA (where 4.0 = A) in the last 60 hours of the student’s bachelor’s degree program.
    • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency (regardless of where they may now reside)

    Applications will not be reviewed or considered until complete. Admissions are for fall only; there is no spring start date for the program. The initial deadline for the MS ABA Program application is February 1, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a monthly basis until the limited class size is filled. Applications close for Fall on July 16, 2021

    Contact Information:  msabapsych@asu.edu

    IMPORTANT: To be considered for MSABA program, you must complete both the ASU online Graduate Application and the MS ABA SlideRoom Application.

     

     

     Application Deadlines

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    PhD in Quantitative Research Methods9/15/202012/5/2020
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