Students applying to the ABA Distance Ed program first have to decide whether they wish to earn an M.Ed in Special Education or whether they just wish to take the BACB Verified Course Sequence (VCS).  Students wanting an M.Ed will apply as UW Graduate Students.  Students who do not wish to earn an M.Ed in Special Education will apply as Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) students.

Applied Behavior Analysis Distance 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 Distance 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

  5) Two letters of recommendation

To apply for the M.Ed option, click here

Applied Behavior Distance Education program: BACB Verified Course Sequence only (no M.Ed) Option

Students who already hold a relevant Master’s degree and wish to take only the VSC in Applied Behavior Analysis will apply as Graduate Non-Matriculated Students (GNM) choosing the “Applied Behavior Analysis Distance” option. 

To learn more about GNM eligibility, click here.

In addition to the general College of Education GNM requirements, students applying to the ABA Distance 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
  4) Two letters of recommendation

Important:  It is important to understand that being approved for GNM status is NOT the same as being admitted to the ABA Distance program.  After you have been approved for GNM status, your application will be reviewed for admission to the ABA program.

To apply for GNM status, click here.