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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Behavior Analysis Western New England University




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This world-renowned program was developed in response to the increasing demand for scientists and practitioners of evidence-based methods for the education and treatment of individuals with autism and related disabilities. The Ph.D. program in Behavior Analysis at Western New England University will give you the skills to fill this void and become a leading voice in the field. Through a combination of coursework and supervised practical and research experiences, the aim of the Department of Psychology is to train researchers and scientist-practitioners in the discovery, translation, and application of knowledge toward solving human behavior problems of societal importance. Our graduates have gone on to contribute critical research to the field and work in a variety of clinical and academic settings.

The doctoral program is accredited by the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Their guidelines require that doctoral programs seeking accreditation include an educational program with instruction in behavior-analytic approaches to one or more specialized areas of the non-human and/or human basic research literature, research methods, and the applied behavioral literature; and a dissertation of which questions and methods are based on a behavior-analytic approach to problems and issues.

Students are expected to complete 54 credit hours with at least 27 of those hours being seminars (the remaining 27 may be dissertation credit, behavior analysis practicals, and additional elective seminars). Courses will be offered in three of the four 11-week terms scheduled by the Western New England University Graduate Program (Fall, Winter, and Spring terms).

Students are expected to enroll in 7 total credits in three of the four terms in each of the initial two years of the program. Students are expected to enroll in a total of 4 credits in three of the four terms in the third year of the program. Students not finished with the program by the end of the third year register for 1 credit of dissertation continuance in up to three terms of their fourth year and all subsequent years until completion of all degree requirements.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Behavior Analysis.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

$24,318.00 (17,22,505) per year

USD $72,954 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


23 Sep


College of Arts and Sciences

1215 Wilbraham Road,



01119, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Candidates interested in this program need to have earned a master’s degree in behavior analysis or related discipline or be certified as a master’s-level behavior analyst by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Candidates must also have earned a minimum of a 3.6 grade point average (GPA) in their master’s degree program and a combined verbal and quantitative score of 300 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with neither score falling below 150.


IELTS - 6.5

PTE Academic - 58

STEP Eiken - 2A

iTEP - 4

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