School Psychology, PhD BCBA
The principal goal of the doctoral program with an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) emphasis is the training of a scientist-practitioner who possesses a broad and general knowledge of psychology, as well as a detailed knowledge of ABA skills, and is able to apply these skills with proficiency in the areas of advanced intervention, assessment, consultation, research and evaluation. Doctoral graduates are eligible for licensure as psychologists through the state licensure board and as school psychologists through the state Department of Education. Additionally, graduates will be eligible to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Graduates may also be qualified to assume positions as university professors, educational evaluators, private consultants, and therapists.
The Ph.D. program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The program is also approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. The ABA coursework is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to: Commission on Accreditation Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 1st Street NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 336-5979 E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
- Fall Admission: Dec. 15
Applicants must also apply to the University of Northern Colorado Graduate School before the program area reviews the applicant’s request for admission. Failure to submit all required materials will delay the evaluation and screening of your application.
- Completed Online Application
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- International Students: $60 non-refundable application fee
- One official copy of transcripts from all accredited college or university attended since completing high school. UNC Alumni do not need to submit UNC transcripts.
- Written statement (300-500 words) indicating the applicant’s Personal and Professional Reasons for Selecting School Psychology as a Profession (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application)
- Supplementary Data Sheet (PDF) (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application)
- Current vita (You will upload this after you have completed and submitted the online application)
- Applicants must have a GPA over 3.25
- Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test Scores
- Required Minimum: 140 Quantitative; 146 Verbal Reasoning; Combined score of at least 297; Analytic Writing 3.5
- Three Letters of Recommendation (You will start this process after you have completed and submitted the online application.)
- Admissions Application should be submitted to the Graduate School at least 60 days prior to projected enrollment date to ensure adequate processing time.
- Dr. Michelle Athanasiou, On campus Coordinator, 970-351-2356, firstname.lastname@example.org