Applied Behavior Analysis Application Instructions
Admission to the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science (ABACS) is competitive. Students who desire to apply must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the time they enroll in a graduate course.
An interview with the program director may be required as part of the application process. An admissions representative will contact you to schedule your interview after all other requirements have been submitted.
Fall 2017 Application Deadlines:
Applications for waitlist consideration for the Fall 2017 cohort will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through July 15.
Applications for the ABACS program are accepted on an annual basis. The application deadline for the Fall 2017 cohort are as follows:
- Early Decision: March 1, 2017
- Regular Decision: May 15, 2017
Applicants must submit the following information:
- A completed Application for Graduate Admissions with $50 non-refundable application fee (check or money order made payable to Rollins College).
TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts of your academic work from each college or university that you have attended, including Rollins College (if appropriate), regardless of whether or not coursework from one institution is listed on another school transcript. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
Prerequisites (or approved equivalents): Introduction to Psychology and a learning/behavior management course. Both courses are offered and may be taken in the summer term prior to program entry. Students who have not taken a learning/behavior management course and cannot complete one prior to beginning the program may still be considered for admission, but will be required to enroll in the part-time, 3-year track.
TEST SCORES: A current (within the last five years) official test score report from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). A score above the 50th percentile (300+) is preferred. Applicants who have five or more years of professional experience in applied behavior analysis or a related field or have a high undergraduate gpa may petition to have the test scores waived. Submit your request by letter (no more than 1 page) along with your other supporting documents. NOTE: Applicants with a master’s or higher degree from an accredited college/university are exempt from the admission test requirement.
RECOMMENDATION LETTERS: Three letters of recommendation on the provided forms. Select professional and/or academic supporters who know you and can appraise your ability to pursue a graduate degree in this area. References may provide letters of recommendation to accompany the form.
ESSAY: A personal essay of three to five pages detailing your understanding of applied behavior analysis as a field and why you would like to become an applied behavior analyst. Why do you think this program is the right fit for you?
- RESUME: A current resume reflecting any paid and/or volunteer experience.
International Students Only
- Students who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) is required on the TOEFL for admission.
- Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status. Only full-time student status qualifies students for an F1 Visa.
Submit materials to:
Graduate Studies in ABACS
1000 Holt Ave - 2725
Winter Park, FL 32789
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the admission process, please all 407.646.2037 or email email@example.com.
Applications for admission are considered on the basis of the qualifications of each applicant without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Rollins College is an equal opportunity institution that adheres to a non-disciplinary policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and programs.