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School Psychology, PhD BCBA

Please note: This program is no longer accepting applications

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: apaaccred@apa.org, Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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  • UNC Main Campus

Tuition & Fees

Total Degree Requirements

134-135 Credit Hours

Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Michelle Athanasiou,