Doctoral Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

In 2007, the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe Meyer Institute (MMI) developed a PhD program aimed at providing students with independent study, investigation, and research skills in applied behavior analysis that will prepare students for prominent leadership positions in academic, clinical, and research arenas.

UNMC's doctoral program focuses on applied behavior analysis for children, adolescents, and families. The training model for our program is similar to other programs used to train researchers and scientists, in which principles and concepts introduced in the classroom are immediately applied in a clinical and research setting.

MMI faculty teach the core courses and supervise the student's clinical and research experiences. This unique program is the first of its kind in the state of Nebraska and the first in the nation to be integrated with a University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities.


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Students interested in applying to the PhD program should:
  1. Complete the online application, you will need an NUID and password. Once you sign in, under Term, Program & Plan/Academic Plan, please choose Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area (MSIA). Under Academic Sub-Plan, choose Applied Behavioral Analysis.
  2. Request GRE scores be submitted to UNMC; and request official transcripts be sent to the UNMC Graduate Studies Office. Visit our Admissions page for more details
  3. E-mail Christy Williams your CV
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