MS Applied Behavior Analysis

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
ABA 522 Developmental Psychology & Childhood Disorders 3
ABA 523 Pediatric Behavioral & Pharmacological Interventions 3
ABA 524 Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
Term 2
ABA 526 Single Case Experimental Design 3
ABA 528 Behavior Assessment 3
ABA 531 Theories of Learning and Behavior 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
Term 3
ABA 525 Behavior Change & Systems Support 3
ABA 527 Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice 3
ABA 535 Clinical Supervision, Management & Training 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
ABA 683 Applied Research Project I 1
Term 4
ABA 536 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3
ABA 680 Comprehensive Exam (Practice Board Exam) 0
ABA 684 Applied Research Project II 2
 Total Hours36

Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis (MS)

An applicant to the master of science (MS) in the Applied Behavioral Analysis program must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in psychology, counseling, education or a related field with a 3.0 GPA (B) or better prior to matriculation.

It is expected that students enter the MS program with adequate academic preparation to undertake graduate studies, and a knowledge base that is equivalent to an undergraduate major in psychology. Students entering the program must have:

  • 6 credits of English
  • 6 credits of Math
  • 15 credits of psychology or relevant electives

At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, students may be required to take additional prerequisite courses that would enhance their preparation for the graduate program.

The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program utilizes a rolling admissions policy. Therefore, applications will be considered throughout the year as received until the desired enrollment has been achieved. Application requirements and a link to the online application will be available for Fall 2023 at

Required Application Materials:

  • A general autobiographical statement explaining your interest in PCOM's ABA program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less).
    • In this statement, applicants should articulate why they are a good fit for our program, and conversely, why our program is a good fit for the applicant.
    • Additionally, applicants should briefly discuss the resources and support available to them to successfully complete the program.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Writing sample (preferably graded)
  • Official Scores from GRE or Miller's Analogies Test (PCOM institutional code for GRE – 2662).
    • This requirement may be waived for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities schools attended must be sent directly to:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Office of Admissions
4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

We will accept electronic transcripts via email from Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse to

Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to PCOM Admissions in .pdf format to All other admissions documents can be sent to

Classes begin in the fall term (early August).The Admissions Committee screens applications, invites some applicants for an interview and writing sample, evaluates the applicants and selects new students. Following the completion of the admission process, each applicant will be notified of the Admission's Committee decision in writing, including any conditions that must be satisfied prior to or following enrollment.