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 2020 Sept. 9, 2019 Oct. 14, 2019 Nov. 11, 2019
May 2020 Jan. 13, 2020 Feb. 10, 2020 Mar. 9, 2020
September 2020 May 4, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 29, 2020


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: 

Application Processing Services 
University of Dayton School of Education and Health Sciences 
7900 Harkins Road 
Suite 501 
Lanham, MD 20706

To submit transcripts electronically, you may send them to appsvcs@educationonline.udayton.edu.

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.