What will I learn?

Guide and Encourage through Behavior Analysis

Help people change their behavior and make good choices by focusing your studies on behavior analysis. UHCL’s program offers a solid foundation in coursework, practical experience and research, with a particular focus on serving people with developmental disabilities. Drawing on your knowledge and skills in basic, conceptual and applied behavior analysis, you'll gain hands-on experience in real clinical settings such as the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities or one of UHCL’s many local partners.

Stand Out in a Growing Career Field

Our program has a strong reputation due to exemplary preparation, and our graduates are highly sought after by employers. On completion of the program, you'll be qualified to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam or pursue doctoral studies in either psychology or behavior analysis. Your expertise will be invaluable to schools, hospitals, clinics and more.

Which department am I in?

College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,256.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


University of Houston - Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Boulevar,



77058, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will be considered for admission to University of Houston-Clear Lake, if they have earned bachelor's degrees or higher (as applicable) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and are eligible to return to the last institution attended. 

For international students

Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a related field such as psychology, education, or special education. In addition, applicants should identify coursework or practical experience associated with Behavior Analysis.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Your minimum scores must be: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; 79 on the TOEFL (iBT) exam; 6.0 on the IELTS exam, 53 on the PTE exam; or, You can successfully complete level 112 in the ELS Intensive English Language program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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