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 program shall be governed by these procedures. The ABA & Autism program commences in the fall and spring of each year. Sage is currently accepting sixty (60) students into the ABA & Autism program each fall and forty-five (45) students each spring.
Important Dates for ABA & Autism M.S. Admittance
- By April 15: Each fall applicant to the ABA & Autism program is required to apply for and have all necessary documentation including a career goals statement, a resume, two (2) letters of recommendation and official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work.
- April 15 through May 15: Faculty will review and rank only fully completed applications.
- The week of May 17: Applicants will be notified if accepted.
- By June 15: Accepted applicants wishing to reserve their place in the cohort must provide deposit and candidate reply form by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
- By July 1: Accepted students must register for fall courses.
- On July 2: Applicants accepted but did not register for fall courses will be removed from the acceptance list. Once removed from the acceptance list, applicants must provide in writing a request to be reinstated. Reinstatement will be to the bottom of the wait list for that year only.
- On July 9: Wait listed students will begin to be notified in order of rank on wait list if cohort slots are available.
- By August 1: The ranked wait listed students who are accepted and wish to reserve their place in the cohort must provide their deposit and candidate reply form by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
- By August 15: All accepted students must register for spring courses.
- By October 1: Each fall applicant to the ABA & Autism program is required to apply for and have all necessary documentation including a career goals statement, a resume, two (2) letters of recommendation and official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate course work.
- October 2 through October 13: Faculty will review and rank only fully completed applications.
- The week of October 14: Applicants will be notified if accepted. NOTE: Due to the number of applications, you will be notified the week of November 1.
- By November 23: Accepted applicants wishing to reserve their place in the cohort must provide deposit and candidate reply form by 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
- By November 30: Accepted applicants must register for spring courses.
- The ABA & Autism program accepts students to begin the fall and spring semesters of each academic year.
- The ABA & Autism program is a lock-step program. This means that accepted students must register for classes in the exact order it has been laid out on their Program of Study.
- 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
- Career goals Statement
- Current resume
- Application fee
Once the completed application is submitted by the deadline, the Program Director may arrange for an online interview with the candidate. To participate in this online interview, the candidate is required to have a computer, connection to the internet, and a capability to hear voice and to deliver voice online.
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.