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Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, individuals interested in earning their M.Ed. at UVU must successfully complete all admission criteria.

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. Complete all application requirements.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.

Students who already have a Master's degree in an approved Master's content area (i.e., Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis) may complete the Approved Course Sequence and the Approved Practicum Experience. Students must still apply to the program.


Students admitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis M.Ed. program at UVU have a unique opportunity to work with the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism located on UVU campus. The center provides engaged learning opportunities with laboratory classrooms which operate as practicum site for some students in the ABA program.

About the Curriculum
  1. Program can be completed in 6 semesters (including summers).
  2. Coursework is typically offered one day a week.
  3. Practicum hours occur three to four days per week.
  4. The Director and Internship coordinator will preapprove practicum sites.
  5. All students are expected to begin their program in the Summer term.

ABAI VCS logo  The course sequence has been approved by ABAI.

ABA Information
About the Practicum
  1. Students are required to complete 1,500 supervised experience hours. Students must accrue 18-20 hours per week over the course of six semesters to fulfill the 1,500-hour requirement. It is recommended that students accrue 20 hours per week for 16 weeks each semester at their approved site.
  2. A Supervisory period is considered one month. In order to count experience hours, students must be supervised a minimum of 7.5% of the total hours spent in practicum. For example, 80 hours of experience includes a minimum of 6 supervised hours.
  3. During the semester students will receive one hour a week of supervision at UVU and one hour of individual supervision at their approved practicum site.
  4. Group supervision will consist of no more than 10 students per group and will occur as part of the Master's project courses.
Practicum Site


Core Requirements

12 Credits
Research Methodology *
3 Credits
Applied Statistics for Education*
3 Credits
Masters Project
3 Credits
Project I
1 Credit
Project II
1 Credit
Project III
1 Credit

Program Requirements

23 Credits

ABA Concepts and Principles
3 Credits
Measurement in Single Subject Design
3 Credits
Training Supervision & Performance Monitoring
3 Credits
Ethics & Professional Competencies
3 Credits
Functional Behavior Assessment & Treatment
3 Credits
Project III (693R is done twice)
2 Credits
Developing & Changing Behaviors
3 Credits
Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis3 Credits

Project class sequence meets requirements for 1,500 hours of supervised fieldwork.

* Students who already have a qualifying master's degree may opt-out of EDUC 6100  (Research Methodology) and EDUC 6110 (Applied Statistics for Education). 

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Priority deadline: December 2nd
Final Deadline: March 6th
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