Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis Admission Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in one of these areas:
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Mental health
- Social work
- Social science
- Other (considered for admission on a case-by-case basis)
- 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
- GRE – not required for the master’s program
NOTE: Preference is given to individuals who currently work in an environment where skills in behavior analysis are used, valued, and supported.
- Completed University of Cincinnati Graduate School online application
- Official transcripts for each institution attended
- At least two letters of recommendation (preferably at least one that speaks to the applicant’s academic skills)
- Professional resume or curriculum vitae
- Brief goal statement describing the applicant’s interest in behavior analysis and professional goals
- Pre-registration packet
English proficiency must be demonstrated by one of the following:
- Minimum TOEFL scores:
- Paper: 520
- Computer: 190
- Internet: 68
- Minimum IELTS score: 6.5 overall ban score
- Minimum PTE score: 47
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking college/university
- Completion of Level 112 of English instruction at an ELS Language Center
- Students who have received a baccalaureate or higher degree in English from select countries are exempt from the English proficiency requirement
Up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from a regionally accredited college or university may be transferred into the Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis at the University of Cincinnati. Courses that are eligible for transfer credit must be substantively similar to a course offered as part of the program’s curriculum. Please note that transfer credit will not be granted for the BACB coursework (the first six courses in the curriculum). The course(s) must have been completed within five years prior to your application to the University of Cincinnati.
The Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis will only consider awarding transfer credit from individuals who have been accepted into the program due to the extensive time involved in evaluating courses for equivalency. University of Cincinnati can accept or reject transfer credits at its own discretion.
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