Admission to the Program

Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Masters Program Admission Procedures

Because of the high demand of the program, the timing of all applications for The Sage ABA & Autism programs shall be governed by these procedures. The ABA & Autism M.S. and ABA Certificate program commence in the fall and spring of each year. Sage is currently accepting sixty (75) students into the ABA & Autism program and fifteen (15) students into the ABA Certificate program each fall and each spring. 

Apply for the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

Quick Facts

  • ABA Certificate applicants should visit the BACB website to apply for degree approval.  Students must have a master's degree in a related field, and this approval must come from the BACB.  Sage cannot make any exceptions.  Sage is not responsible for seeking this approval, and Sage is not responsible for non-compliance.   Students who complete the ABA Certificate program without an approved master's degree may not be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam.
  • Students will have a practicum or non-practicum track option.
  • To participate in the academic coursework, the candidate must meet all Technology Requirements.

Applicants for admission to the Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism program must meet the Sage Graduate School and Center for Applied Behavior Analysis admission requirements:

  • Official transcripts of ALL previous undergraduate and/or graduate study;
  • International students must submit a WES report if previous degrees were obtained outside the United States.  This requirement is in addition to official transcripts.
  • Students who received a degree in a non-English speaking country may be required to submit TOEFL scores.
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics, history and systems of psychology and at least three other behavioral sciences courses
  • Two letters of reference (Letters from a BCBA or BCBA-D are preferred).
  • Career goals Statement
  • Current resume

Accepted applicants who meet all admission requirements will be admitted as regular graduate students. Those who do not fully meet the requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis if they show promise for success in the program.

Notice to Applicants & Candidates:

Services restricted to New York State licensed professionals, including licensed psychologists, cannot be rendered by program students or graduates unless: (a)they are licensed in New York State to provide such services, or (b) they provide those services in an exempt setting as salaried employees.

Contact Admissions
Sage Graduate School
Office of Admissions
65 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
(800) 293- 7075 ext: 7771
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