We aspire to be an internationally recognized department that conducts cutting-edge research and offers rigorous and relevant education in behavioral science.

The mission of the department of Applied Behavioral Science is to promote individual, family, and community development through the integration of teaching, research, and public service. The department teaches undergraduate students to understand behavior and solve societal problems through evidence-based practice, critical thinking, research, and experiential learning. The department's graduate programs educate and train scientist-practitioners and researchers in the discovery and production, translation and application, and communication of knowledge in the behavioral sciences for understanding and solving problems of societal importance.

Questions about the Graduate Program?

If you have questions about our graduate program, please contact Dr. Edward Morris, Director of Graduate Studies, at ekm@ku.edu

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Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times