Admission Requirements and Process
All applicants must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Submit all application materials to: Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, Attention Debbie Pierce, Spalding University, 845 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203-2188.
1. Graduate Application and $30 nonrefundable fee made payable to Spalding University.
a. To download an application please click on ABA Application. For additional information contact â€“ Debbie Pierce, Masters in Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, Spalding University, 845 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203-2188, 502-992-2498, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials may be submitted separately.
b. For Financial Aid information contact Vickie Montgomery, Graduate Student Financial Aid Officer (email@example.com), Office of Enrollment Services/Financial Aid, Spalding University, 845 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203-2188, 502-873-4330, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or apply online via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form (FAFSA), www.fafsa.ed.gov.
2. Brief autobiographical statement, typically two to three typed pages, double-spaced and in introductory letter form, which provides relevant personal and professional experiences in relation to professional goals.
3. Three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources familiar with your background and experiences in relation to your application for the ABA graduate program. Please click on ABA Letter of Recommendation Forms to download or contact the ABA Graduate Office at the information in 1 a.
4. One professional academic writing sample that demonstrates your best academic work. This may be, but is not limited to, a portion of a thesis, senior paper, research report, term paper, or behavior plan written as part of either an educational or professional experience.
5. Official academic records and test scores.
a. All official transcripts from postsecondary programs, sent directly from the University attended to the ABA Graduate Program. Applicants with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher will be given preferred consideration.
b. One official test score report from either Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT). There are no minimum score requirements, however, a test score report must be submitted to complete the application. Spalding University’s Institution Code is: R1552.
6. Prior to final acceptance, all students considered for admission into the ABA program will participate in an interview with program faculty and will be contacted to complete a background check.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Students: All applicants for whom English is a second language (ESL) are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test for Spoken English (TSE). The scores must be sent directly to the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Spalding University. Additional requirements may be necessary for International applicants.
It should also be noted that students may also begin matriculation to Spalding University on a non-admitted basis for six (6) credit hours of study with permission from the ABA Program Director. In the event that your application packet is incomplete and does not allow review for potential admission to program, and/or some portions of the application materials provide cause for concern, ABA program faculty may recommend the taking of two specified courses within program with a minimum stipulated GPA to determine a future program admissions decision.