Requirements

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For questions about admission requirements, please visit our Contact Us web page to send us an email. Additional information about the program can also be found on our Frequently Asked Questions web page.

Admission Requirements

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  • Online Application & Deadlines

    Please complete the online application by clicking here.

    Students are admitted to the program in the Fall semester. Applications for the Fall semester open each December and close in the following March.

  • Application Fee

    An $85.00 non-refundable application fee is paid online upon submission of the application.

  • Statement of Purpose

    Applicants are required to provide a statement of purpose when replying to the ABA program. The statement of purpose is the most important element of your application packet. This letter needs to reflect who you are, your goals and why you would be an asset to the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. It is very important to ensure it is grammatically correct and as detailed as possible. The statement of purpose should be no more than two pages in length.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation must be provided.

  • Official Transcripts

    Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. You must provide official transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended.

    Official transcripts in languages other than English must also be submitted with a certified English translation.

    *Degrees in psychology, education, behavioral science, counseling, speech/language therapy or a related field are preferred.

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.

  • Interview

    During the application process some applicants may be invited for an in-person or virtual interview. The interview will allow applicants the opportunity to discuss why they are interested in applying to the program as well as ask questions about the program.

  • International Students

    International students interested in applying to the ABA program must also meet the following admission requirements. Please visit our International Students web page.

Document Submission

All documents being sent via a special courier service (UPS, FedEx, etc.) should be sent to the following address: 

ATTN:
Anibal Gutierrez, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis
Department of Psychology
University of Miami
5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, 33146