To be eligible to apply for the program, students must do the following prior to starting the PhD program:
- have a master’s degree
- qualify to be credentialed as a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA)
Application materials include a personal statement, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, GRE scores and three letters of recommendation.
The three-year program features:
- clinical and research training by leading experts in behavior analysis, including former and current editors and associate editors of JABA;
- principles and concepts introduced in the classroom that are immediately applied in clinical and research practica;
- a stipend of $23,900 per year, free health care benefits and a full-tuition waiver for up to 12 credits per semester;
- financial support for travel, meals and accommodations for local and national behavior analysis conferences;
- supervised training in grant writing with the opportunity to prepare and submit a grant; and
- opportunities to specialize in autism, behavioral pediatrics, community outreach, feeding disorders, or severe behavior disorders
The recommended deadline for applications is Dec. 1.