WCSU Graduate Catalog 2020-21

Applied Behavior Analysis – Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to apply?

FALL: See application for deadline dates. Completed files will be reviewed by the committee and decisions will be sent shortly thereafter. We admit 2 cohorts for the fall semester.

SPRING: See application for deadline dates. Completed files will be reviewed by the committee and decisions will be sent shortly thereafter. We admit 2 cohort for the spring semester.

How long does a semester run?

Fall and spring semesters are 15 weeks each. Summer sessions I and II are 5 weeks each and summer session III is 3 weeks.

How many class(es) is a student allowed to take each semester?

Students are automatically registered through the Office of Graduate Admissions and must follow the course sequence as indicated above.

How long does it usually take to finish the program? Approximately 16 months.

What is the cost of the program? Tuition and fees: http://www.wcsu.edu/registration/grad-tuition/

Is the program completely online? Yes

When can I start my fieldwork?

You may begin to accumulate your fieldwork hours the first day of course attendance provided you and your supervisor have registered and completed the online supervision and experience training modules.  

You are responsible for finding an appropriate supervisor for your fieldwork.  If it is difficult to find a supervisor in your area, there are companies that provide online supervision.  The supervisor must not be a relative, subordinate, or employee during the experience period.  You may be asked to compensate your supervisor for his or her time.  This is common, acceptable and not considered an employer/employee relationship.  If you have difficult locating a supervisor, speak to your Professor and he/she will to his/her best to assist you.

Is financial aid available?

Only for the students admitted into the MS program and follow the structured program sequence. For more information: http://www.wcsu.edu/finaid/

Is there a payment plan? Yes, for more information go to http://www.wcsu.edu/cashiers/payment-plan-options/

How is the program structured? Students will be admitted into either the fall or spring cohort and will follow the course sequence.

Where do I mail my transcripts? Western Connecticut State University, 181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 Att: Office of Graduate Admissions