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Certificate in Behavior Analysis

Eligibility

The online BACB-verified course sequence is open to applicants who meet one of these requirements:

  1. Have a master’s degree (or higher) in an area of psychology (such as applied behavior analysis, child development, school psychology, etc.) or education (such as regular or special education); or
  2. Are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program in any of these areas.

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

Applicants must submit their materials through our online application. Once at that page, applicants should select “Certificate Seeking” on page 1. Under Program Selection, choose "Applied Behavioral Science" followed by "Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavioral Science" and select the term to which you wish to apply.

Application deadlines

Fall: August 10
Spring: January 15
Summer: May 10


Questions about the Graduate Program?

If you have questions about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Derek Reed, Director of Graduate Studies, at dreed@ku.edu

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