The dimensions considered by the Application Committee include grades (GPA), Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, three letters of recommendation (preferably including academic as well as work-related references), work experience related to applied behavior analysis, self-statements (including the applicant’s stated reasons for an interest in applied behavior analysis at UMBC, in response to items on the supplemental application) and other information presented by the applicant in the application or during interviews. Where applicants cannot visit UMBC or the KKI facilities, interviews can be conducted by telephone. The decisions of the committee also take into account the applicant pool in combination with an applicant’s fit to available faculty members.
Applicants with questions about the academic and clinical aspects of the ABA MA program should begin by sending an email message to both co-directors. Potential applicants should provide some information both about their educational background (an attached unofficial copy of the applicant’s transcript can be helpful) and about the nature of their interest in a career in applied behavior analysis (including relevant work experience). In case a discussion, rather than an email reply, seems appropriate, inquiries should also include phone contact information (numbers and best times to call).
The application deadline is February 1.
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