By the end of the first semester, students should be completing a research practicum that is focused toward a specific area of research with a mentor who is associated with that area of research. Ideally, this mentor will chair the student’s supervisory committee and serve as the student’s research supervisor for the remainder of the student’s enrollment.

By the end of the first year of study, it is anticipated that students will have gained experience working in a variety of clinical situations with a range of faculty supervisors. Likewise, it is expected that students will have determined a general area of interest for their clinical and dissertation research and have contacted faculty who possess experience and expertise in that area. Therefore, it is anticipated that students will form their supervisory committee by the end of the first semester of the first year of study.

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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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