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Applied Behavior Analysis Courses (ABA)

This is a graduate-level, six-course series designed to prepare students as Applied Behavior Analysts. The courses in this program have been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification board and meet the academic requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certification Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. (There are additional requirements, including practicum hours. Contact the Cody Center for complete information.)

The Cody Center's Graduate Programs website has complete details about this program, including a complete list of courses.


Application Information

Admission to the program is limited. Applications are reviewed by the Cody Center Admissions Committee. There are separate application instructions for new students and for current SPD students:


New Students

Applicants to the program who are not current SPD students are required to submit the following materials:

  • Application for Non-matriculating Graduate Student (GSP) status and nonrefundable $90 application fee;
  • Official transcript from an accredited college or university reflecting conferral of a master's degree;
  • Personal Statement (500 words maximum), explaining your reasons for pursuing the ABA six-course series and describing any/all previous experience in the field of autism and/or applied behavior analysis).

New students planning to enroll in Cody Center graduate courses must apply to SPD as a non-matriculated graduate student (GSP).  Applications are accepted online via Apply Yourself and are due by August 8. All applicants must provide a valid email address and must be using a web browser (e.g., Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) that is Javascript-enabled (as most browsers are). If you have any questions about the technical requirements, see the Apply Yourself website.

GSP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Students accepted to the ABA program are eligible to take the full six-course series, and may also enroll in other SPD courses or courses offered throughout the University, as available to GSP students.
  • Students are advised to keep all Stony Brook records, including departmental correspondence, payment and registration receipts, etc., for reference and verification.
  • GSP students are usually not eligible for financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Office (631.632.6840).
  • Tuition rates for non-matriculated graduate students (GSP) are based on the course level. The Bursar's Office has detailed information on tuition and fees.
  • International student applicants requesting F1 or J1 visas are normally required to be matriculated in a degree or advanced graduate certificate program. Non-matriculating graduate student (GSP) status does not fulfill this requirement.

To APPLY

To complete the application process, you will need to do the following:

  • Go to the Apply Yourself website and click on the "Create Account" button. By creating an account, you will receive a unique ID so you can check your application status online.
  • Check the "Yes" box on the ApplyYourself application following the statement: "I am applying for ABA courses."
  • Application Fee. Submit the nonrefundable $90 application fee via credit card. (Instructions are on the Apply Yourself website.)
  • Submit a Personal Statement, 500 words maximum, that explains your reasons for wanting to take the ABA six-course series and describe any previous experience/s in the field of autism and applied behavior analysis.
  • Print, fill out, and return the Immunization Form (PDF).
  • Submit an official copy of your transcript that reflects the conferral of a master's degree to:

    School of Professional Development / ABA Admissions
    N-201 Social and Behavioral Sciences
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310 (entire zip code must be used)

Application Deadline

  • August 8 for Fall admission.

The ABA program offers admission for the Fall term, only.

Applicants are notified via email once all application materials have been received and evaluated by the Cody Center for admission into the ABA program.

To ENROLL

Once your application is processed, you will receive an email containing admission confirmation (including your Stony Brook ID number) and registration instructions. If no email address is provided, this information will be sent via US mail.


Current SPD Students

To apply, current SPD students are required to submit a personal statement (500 words maximum), explaining their reasons for pursuing the ABA six-course series and describing any/all previous experience in the field of autism and/or applied behavior analysis.

This statement should be sent to:

School of Professional Development / ABA Admissions
N-201 Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310 (entire zip code must be used)

Applicants are notified via email once all application materials have been received and evaluated by the Cody Center for admission into the ABA program.


Contact Information

For questions relating to admissions and curriculum:

Patty Romanowski Bashe, MSEd., BCBA
Faculty Coordinator
Email: patricia.romanowskibashe@stonybrook.edu
Tel. 631-632-8868

For application procedure questions:

School of Professional Development
ABA Admissions
Email: spd@stonybrook.edu
Tel. 631-632-7050, option 1


Statement of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] graduate students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

For questions about The Cody Center's Graduate Programs:

Visit The Cody Center's Website

For questions relating to admissions and curriculum:

Patty Romanowski Bashe, MSEd., BCBA
Faculty Coordinator
Email: patricia.romanowskibashe@stonybrook.edu
Tel. 631-632-8868

For application questions:

Admissions and Academic Services
School of Professional Development
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310
Telephone: 631-632-7050, option 1
Fax: 631-632-4992
Email: spd@stonybrook.edu

 

 

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