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Graduate Bulletin

CITE/Applied Behavioral Analysis, M.S.Ed.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: April 1                                    [December 15 for international applicants]

Spring: October 1                                 [August 1 for international applicants]

Applications are processed together after the deadline date.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 3

From Whom:  Letters of recommendation should be obtained from former and current professors who can provide insight into the applicant's abilities and talents and can comment on the applicant's aptitude for graduate study.  If already working in the field, the applicant may include letters from professional colleagues.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the appropriate baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education, or a related field is preferred, but not required.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should be approximately 500-1,000 words in length and should demonstrate a strong interest—and experience—in Applied Behavior Analysis.  The statement should also include the following elements: your specific interest in Temple's program; your research goals; your future career goals; and your academic and research achievements.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required.  It is expected that the scores will generally be at or above the 50th percentile. 


Not required.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate:

Required Courses:

Seven classroom courses

Internship: Two internships are required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Master's Project:

The master's project requires the conduct and report of an Applied Behavior Analysis research study.


Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122


Department Contacts:


Gwen Miller



Program Coordinators:

Dr. Saul Axelrod



Dr. Philip Hineline



Graduate Chairperson:



Dr. Thomas J. Walker



About the Program

The M.S.Ed. program in Applied Behavioral Analysis is offered by the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education.  The degree is for people seeking careers in such applied behavioral settings as school systems, facilities for people with disabilities, and community agencies.  The program responds to current initiatives at the national level for credentialing applied behavior analysts.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years

Campus Location:


Some elective courses are offered at the Ambler, Harrisburg, and Center City campuses.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program on a part-time basis (8 credit hours or less per semester) through classes offered after 4:30 p.m.

Department Information:

Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (CITE)
361 Ritter Hall (003-00)
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19122


Interdisciplinary Study:



Not applicable.

Study Abroad:



The College of Education was ranked 15th in the nation in a recent U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate schools.


This degree program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Areas of Specialization:


Job Placement:



Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits of coursework before applying to the degree program.

Financing Opportunities

Financing of the program is the student’s responsibility.  Those without the requisite funding may contact the Student Financial Services Office at www.temple.edu/sfs or 215-204–2244 for options.

Updated 5.11.06