Meaningful relationships with my undergraduate professors allowed me to find and open the door to a rewarding and lucrative career in applied behavior analysis. The five-year master’s program allowed me to take my psychology undergraduate degree and transform it into a professional degree in one year.
Anamaria Arteaga ’16, ’17 (M), behavior analyst, Strong Foundations
Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in applied behavior analysis in just five years.
Our combined bachelor’s/master’s programs are designed for the University’s highly motivated and academically talented undergraduates, with a recommended GPA of 3.30 or higher. Undergraduates complete the application process by Feb. 15 of their junior year.
Undergraduates who are conditionally accepted into the master’s program may take four graduate courses (12 credits) during their senior year. Of these 12 credits, six are applied to the undergraduate degree.
Final program acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree and the four graduate courses in the senior year. The total number of credits required to complete the combined program is 150, 24 of which are graduate credits taken in the fifth year.
Students interested in the combined bachelor’s/master’s program should inform their appropriate undergraduate advisor and meet with the graduate program director during the first semester of their junior year.