Full-time doctoral students will be required to complete a minimum of 9 hours of coursework per semester during Fall and Spring semesters, and a reduced requirement (7 hours of coursework) during Summer semesters.

Typically, the students will take one or two didactic courses per semester (3 credit hours per course) and enroll in a practicum course and a research course each of the semesters during the first two years. Students will also complete an internship during the third year of the program.

Students will be required to take 4 “core” didactic courses, including:

  • MMI 835 - Experimental and Quantitative Analysis of Behavior
  • MMI 908 - Assessment and Treatment of Child Psychopathology
  • MMI 911 - Behavioral Psychology of Development Across the Lifespan
  • MMI 950 - Advanced Methods in Single Case Research

Students will also take a 2-credit grantsmanship course during the first 2 years of the program:

  • Seminar CTR 901 - Seminar in Clinical and Translational Research Grantsmanship I (2 credit)

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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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