The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MS in ABA) is an on-campus only degree program that will train graduate students to provide behavioral consultation, support, and training to teachers, staff, parents, and individuals with challenging behaviors and/or intensive training needs. The MS in ABA will provide opportunities for graduate students to work within schools*, homes, and/or other facilities that house individuals with challenging behaviors. In addition, graduate students will be exposed to individuals from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds.
The program at the University of Kentucky (UK) will focus on children and youth with challenging behaviors from 2 years of age through 21 years of age. In addition, our focus will be on children and youth identified with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorder (e.g., Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, as well as other academic or mental health issues that affect the child’s or youth’s behavior.
|CV Upload Required||Yes|
|CV Instructions||Please include degree(s), relevant work history, service to the community, honors, membership(s), organizations.|
|Personal Statement Upload Required||No|
|Personal Statement Instructions||N/A|
|Writing Sample Upload Required||Yes|
|Writing Sample Instructions||Please include a research or literature review paper from a previous course. Make sure the paper conforms to APA 6th edition guidelines.|
|Assistantship App Available*||No|
|Assistantship App URL*||N/A|
|Additional Docs Instructions||Please include contact information to set up interview with faculty.|
|GRE or GMAT||GRE|
|GRE Subject Test||N/A|
|Spring App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Summer App Deadline||Applications not accepted.|
|Fall App Deadline||January 31|
|Letters of Recommendation||3 Letters of Recommendation.|
*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.
Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.
201C Gillis Building
Dr. Melinda Ault
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation CounselingMelinda.Ault@uky.edu
College of Education
128 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506
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