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Research and Leadership in ABA Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Research and Leadership in Applied Behavior Analysis, which is a sequence of 4 courses comprising 12 credits, is designed to be taken in conjunction with the MA in ABA at Rowan University (or a similar program outside of Rowan). Students enrolled in the COGs will get experience conducting cutting edge research under the mentorship of faculty in the Applied Behavior Analysis program of the Psychology Department. They will gain hands on experience conceptualizing the research process, completing regulatory procedures needed to conduct research, developing research materials, interacting with research participants, analyzing data, writing research results (with the potential for publishing in peer-reviewed journals), and presenting those results at local, regional, or national conferences. This experience will be beneficial to any student who wishes to continue their education in a PhD program, or who wants more in-depth research experience for the benefit their applied practice. In addition to these research skills, students in the COGs will complete leadership coursework related to performance management, which will be beneficial to those who aspire for higher level supervisory roles.

Students taking the COGS coursework must have already completed, or currently be matriculated in, the Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at Rowan University (or a comparable program at a different institution).

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The following courses make up the Certificate of Graduate Study in Research and Leadership in Applied Behavior Analysis program.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
PSY 01550 Clinical Research Practicum in ABA 3
PSY 02660 Research Project in ABA I 3
PSY 02662 Research Project in ABA II 3
PSY 02672 Performance Management 3

The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Two letters of recommendation

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee to schedule the interview. The interview may be in person or via telephone.)
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