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Take the First Step in Developing Behavior Analysis Skills

Enrolling in either of UC’s graduate programs emphasizing Behavior Analysis is a major step toward becoming a licensed behavior analyst. The process begins by completing the online application for either the Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate distance learning program or the Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis distance learning program.

A university’s admission standards provide great insight into the strength of a program or an institution. The University of Cincinnati has structured its admission standards to attract those with the desire and ability to succeed.

Even if you have gone through a similar experience before, the admissions process can seem daunting. Each university is different, but few offer the same support and resources to their prospective students as UC. Many of your questions about applying, financial aid, and tuition will be addressed in the following sections. But should you need more answers, please call one of the dedicated Enrollment Advisors at 877-398-3059. They are ready to assist you during any stage of your decision process.

Admissions Requirements

Get the facts on what it takes to become a UC graduate student in one of our programs focused on behavior analysis.

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Admission Calendar

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Tuition

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Financial Aid

The majority of students pursuing graduate studies apply for financial aid. Learn about the resources available to you.

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Application Instructions

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  • Sarah Blackman says:

    Hello,
    I wanted to know if the university took transfer credits. These are the two credits I wish to transfer:
    ED 661 Applied Behavior Analysis I: Principles and Teaching Strategies

    (3 credits) This seminar is designed to provide students with introductory knowledge of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Topics addressed include the history of ABA, principles of ABA, reinforcement, data collection, functional behavioral assessment (FBA), teaching procedures, teaching complex behaviors, generalization, and maintenance of skills. Readings, assignments, and participation in online coursework instructional activities offer an essential understanding of behavior analytic principles. Ethical considerations in the application of these principles are discussed. Challenging behaviors are studied from a learning perspective.

    ED 681 Applied Behavior Analysis II: Procedures for Behavior Change

    (3 credits) In this course, students focus on the methods of behavior analytic research. The topics covered are defining applied behavior analysis; selecting, defining and measuring behavior; constructing graphs to interpret behavior and analyze behavior change; research designs such as alternating treatments, reversal, multiple baseline; changing criteria designs; and planning and evaluating behavior analytic research.

    Sarah Blackman

  • We do not accept transfer credit for the certification coursework, as we cannot say for sure if the combination of our coursework with another program’s (even one that has been approved by the Board) will meet their certification coursework requirements. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) simply tells schools the content areas that must be covered, and for how many hours, but each school can divide up that content over their courses however they so choose. Even looking at the syllabi, which is typically what schools do to ensure the courses are similar, as courses can have the same name and cover completely different material or vice versa, would not help us determine for certain if it would meet their requirements.

    However, we do accept transfer credit for up to three of the last four courses in the Master’s program, provided that they are similar in nature to our courses. A formal request for transfer credit can be submitted once accepted, and requires the syllabi from all of the courses you are trying to transfer.