Admission Overview

Master of Applied Behavior Analysis 

University of Dayton’s online Master of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program offers class start dates three times per year — in January, May and September. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming cohort; admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. 

Admission Information
Cohort Start Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Final Deadline
January 2021 September 14, 2020 Oct. 12, 2020 Nov. 9, 2020
May 2021 Jan. 4, 2021 Feb. 1, 2021 March 1, 2021
September 2021 May 3, 2021 May 31, 2021 June 28, 2021

Early application is strongly recommended, and the sooner you apply, the earlier you will receive an admission decision. If you apply by the priority deadline, you will receive an application fee waiver. Contact your admission counselor to find out if you are eligible for an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.

Application Requirements   

If you want to become a behavior analyst, share ideas and experiences, and learn from others, then our online ABA program may be right for you. Ideal candidates are passionate about creating positive change and are able to work in collaborative learning environments.

A background in psychology, human services or counseling is preferred, but not required. To be eligible to apply to the ABA program, you must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have a strong academic record.

Application Submission Requirements 

To be considered for admission to the ABA program, you must submit the following items:

  • The online application
  • Your current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of recommendation (one professional and one academic reference preferred)
  • The $50 application fee, if applying after the priority deadline
  • A personal statement
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

Official transcripts may be sent directly from previously attended colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. We request that you have all transcripts sent to:

University of Dayton
Application Processing Center
SEHS Online
PO Box 30096 021-002
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.

To submit transcripts electronically, you may send them to

Submission of GRE standardized test scores is optional. If you wish, you may submit scores for the admission committee to consider while they evaluate your application. The admission committee reserves the right to request a GRE score from any applicant in order to make a more informed admission decision. We encourage you to speak with an admission counselor about whether a GRE score can support your candidacy.

If you are an international applicant, you must take the TOEFL exam and submit your results.

Take the next step toward serving communities and individuals affected by behavioral disabilities. Start your application today.