The Ph.D. program in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 60 credit doctoral program within the Department of Behavior Analysis. The program has been developed to train qualified behavior analysts who are positioned to make significant contributions to the
- Boston, United States
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Special Education
- Program Description:
The Ph.D. program in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 60 credit doctoral program within the Department of Behavior Analysis. The program has been developed to train qualified behavior analysts who are positioned to make significant contributions to the science and the community.
Candidates should be interested in a fusion style of research wherein the findings from other disciplines are used to improve behavior analytic research. They should also have the motivation and capacity to contribute to professional literature. Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher in Behavioral Education, Applied Behavior Analysis or a related field, including psychology, education, or special education, and must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst™. Additional requirements include official transcripts from all coursework completed since high school, three letters of recommendation, a résumé, a statement of purpose, an analytical writing sample, an interview, and official GRE general test scores.
Additional Program Information
- Master's program is accredited by ABA International.
- Applicants must be Board Certified Behavior Analysts.
- International Requirements:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services (www.wes.org) or the Center for Educational Documentation (www.cedevaluations.com) International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.
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