MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Disability, and Diversity in Urban Society

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

  • Baccalaureate Field No restrictions.
  • Grade Point Average At least 2.75/4.00 for the final 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study, and at least 3.00/4.00 for all postbaccalaureate course work.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
    • TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Test). Note:Total score is higher than the sum of the subscores; 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (revised Paper-Delivered Test), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
    • PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
  • Letters of Recommendation Three required; addressing the applicant’s academic qualifications and potential for advanced-degree studies. Letters should be from current or former professors and/or supervisors.
  • Other Requirements All materials must be submitted by the stated application deadline. Students will be admitted as a cohort in the fall semester only.
  • Deadlines Application deadlines for this program are listed on the Graduate College website.

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 40 semester hours.

  • Coursework

Required Courses
SPED 432
Foundations and Contemporary Understandings of Applied Behavior Analysis
SPED 433
Ethics in Behavior Analysis
SPED 511
Introduction to Practice-Based Research
Behavioral Interventions I: Comprehensive Programming Across the Lifespan
Behavioral Interventions II: Systems Change to Support Behavioral Outcomes Across Diverse Populatio
SPED 518
Research Practicum: Advancing the Science of Behavior Analysis to Underserved Populations
SPED 519
Collaboration and Supervision to Support Diversity and Disability in Urban Settings
SPED 520
Behavorial Interventions III: Individualized Intervention for Diverse Learners
SPED 521
Verbal Behavior and Communication Intervention
SPED 523
Single-Case Research Methods
Optional Course
SPED 430
  • Other Requirements Students must earn a score of 80 percent or higher on all performance assessments in the core content and supervision courses.
  • Comprehensive Examination Required.
  • Thesis, Project, or Coursework-Only Options Coursework only: No other options are available.