Applied Behavior Analysis On Campus Education Program: M.Ed Option

Students wanting an M.Ed in Special Education should apply to be a UW Graduate Student.  You should apply for the Master of Special Education, choosing the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) On Campus option.

Students applying for the M.Ed option will need to submit the following:

  1) ABA Statement of Purpose. This should be a two-page statement addressing the following:

  • What in your past experience has influenced your interest in Applied Behavior Analysis?
  • What in your academic and work experience has prepared you for graduate school in Applied Behavior Analysis?
  • Why is the program at the University of Washington a good match for your academic and career goals?

  2) Unofficial transcripts from all schools in which a degree was earned and all schools attended in the last five years
  3) Official GRE scores
  4) Resume/Vita

  • Please note that we are looking for at least 6 months experience with Applied Behavior Analysis

  5) Two letters of recommendation

To apply for the M.Ed option, click here.

Applied Behavior Analysis On Campus Program: BACB Verified Course Sequence Only (No M.Ed.)

If you are hoping to become a BCBA and already have a Master's Degree in Education, Psychology, or Applied Behavior Analysis, you may wish to take just the BACB Verified Course Sequence (VCS) without the additional classes for a master's degree.  If so, you can apply to the on campus program as a Graduate-Non-Matriculated Student (GNM) . In addition to the general College of Education GNM requirements, students applying to the ABA On-campus program will also need to submit the following:

  1) ABA Statement of Purpose. This should be a two-page statement addressing the following:

  • What in your experience has influenced your interest in Applied Behavior Analysis?
  • What in your academic and work experience has prepared you for graduate school in Applied Behavior Analysis?
  • Why is the program at the University of Washington a good match for your academic and career goals?

  2) Unofficial transcripts from all schools in which a degree was earned and all schools attended in the last five years
  3) Resume/Vita

  •  Please note that we are looking for at least 6 months experience with Applied Behavior Analysis         

  4) Two letters of recommendation

It is important to understand that being approved for GNM status is NOT the same as being approved to enroll in the ABA program.  After you have been approved for GNM status, your application will be reviewed for admission to the ABA program. Click here to learn more about GNM eligibility and for the steps to apply for GNM status.

For questions about the application process, contact paulajw@uw.edu