Admission Requirements: Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis

Admission Requirements: Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s online Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below. GRE not required for the master’s program. Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in related field) from a regionally accredited university.
  • An overall 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0) or higher from all previous undergraduate courses with consideration given to a 3.0 or higher in the last 60 academic credit hours.

Admission Materials

  • Resume or CV.
  • Transcripts.
  • Goal Statement.
  • Two Letters of Reference.

Bachelor Degree

A bachelor degree from a college or university regarded as standard by a regional or general accrediting agency.

GPA Requirement

At least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in undergraduate course work. If the applicant has a lower GPA, they must show promise to get a 3.0 that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School.

Unofficial Transcripts

Transcripts of all college or university grades. Note: For the application, you will just need to upload unofficial transcripts. When admitted, you will need to submit your official transcripts.


Current resume or curriculum vitae.


Two letters of reference from individuals who know you professionally or academically.  Letters of recommendation from family, friends, current students, politicians, or clergy are not accepted.

Goal Statement

Applicants will need to provide a letter detailing their interest in the program and how it may match future professional goals.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience with applied behavior analysis or related fields such as education and psychology.

Application Fee

Complete the University of Cincinnati online graduate application; $65 domestic/$70 international application fee.


International Student Requirements

For International students, an English proficiency test:

  • TOEFL minimum Internet-based 80
    • Paper-based 520
    • Computer-based 190
  • IELTS minimum 6.5

International applicants must also submit foreign transcripts for evaluation to an agency recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACES;