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Behavior Analysis

The Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University offers two graduate programs in behavior analysis:

General program characteristics

The December 2011 issue of the ABAI newsletter, Inside Behavior Analysis, describes both graduate programs offered in behavior analysis at WMU.


Applications are considered for the fall semester only. The departmental application file must be completed by Dec. 15. Applications to the Office of Admissions must also be submitted by this date.

For those in the Metro Detroit region, applications are considered for the spring semester only (January). The departmental application file must be completed by Sep. 15 if applying to the WMU-MetroDetroit cohort. View more details about the Metro Detroit program.

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor's degree with at least 18 semester hours in psychology, a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and minimum scores corresponding to the 50th percentile on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE. Additional criteria taken into consideration include previous coursework in behavioral psychology, research experience, professional experience, letters of recommendation, social and professional skills, the applicant's personal statement and the extent to which the applicant's interests are judged to match the professional interests of the faculty. Meeting or exceeding these criteria does not guarantee admission to the department or any of its programs.

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