Simmons College

School of Social Work

PhD in Behavior Analysis

Address:

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States

Phone:

617-521-2915

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.- Applied Behavior Analysis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The PhD program in Behavior Analysis is a 68-credit doctoral program designed to train and position qualified behavior analysts to make significant contributions to the science and to the community.

Candidates should have the motivation and capacity to contribute to professional literature. They should also be interested in a fusion style of research wherein the findings from other disciplines are used to improve behavior analytic research.

Coursework includes topics such as behavioral assessment, descriptive analysis, demonstration of functional relations, measurement and intervention tactics, data display and interpretation, selection of target behaviors and goals, family issues, legal and ethical issues and crisis management.

While many students in our Applied Behavior Analysis programs are drawn from the fields of education and special education, the potential applications for this degree vary widely. Our alumni go on to satisfying careers in diverse fields such as behavioral medicine, organizational behavior management, instructional design and animal training.

Accreditation:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services (www.wes.org) or the Center for Educational Documentation (www.cedevaluations.com) International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 68

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,025 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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