Deadlines and Important Dates
Applications for Fall 2017 admission will be accepted beginning in February 2017.
This program accepts applications at any time during the year, but students must start the program in the fall semester with SPLED 503A. We strongly recommend that you begin the application process no later than August 10 of the year you wish to start the program so that you have time to submit an application, register for SPLED 503A, set up your access account, and order your textbook before the start date of the course.
For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.
Please note that while Penn State's program requires a bachelor's degree for admission, the BACB requires a master's degree in an approved field in order to become certified as a BCBA. If board certification is your ultimate goal, we advise you to verify that your degree will satisfy the BACB requirement before you begin your coursework with Penn State. Please visit the BACB's website for more information
For admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program, the online certificate application and the application fee are all that is required. You do not have to provide transcripts, a cover letter, letters of recommendation, test scores, nor any other documentation with your application.
How to Apply
- Choose "WORLD CAMPUS" as the campus