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Apply to the  Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program

Online Graduate Application
New Cohorts Begin every Fall and Spring

Thank you for considering William James College. Applicants are considered on their overall potential for successful performance in graduate level coursework as well as the potential "fit" with our programs and fields of study.

In the links below you will find application information to the Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program. Transcripts and official test scores should be sent to the Admissions Office to arrive on or before the set deadline. All other materials must be supplied electronically through your online application account.

Deadlines for Admissions

Application Deadlines for Spring 2022 (January Start):
General Consideration: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Interviews: By Appointment

Application Deadlines for Fall 2022 (August Start):
Early Consideration: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
General Consideration: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Interviews: By Appointment


Click here for program's academic information.
Click here for application information.

Pre-Requisites

 All applicants must have completed baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree from accredited U.S. institutions (or their equivalent).

How to Apply

Apply Online. Use this link to fill out and submit your application online.

With the exception of transcripts all materials should be submitted through your online application account. Transcripts should arrive directly to our Admissions Office from the issuing Registrar Office.

Please begin the process early as we will consider only those completed applications which arrive on or before the deadline.

Application Materials
  • $60.00 Application Fee (non-refundable), $75.00 if applying to two programs. On the electronic application it is paid online before submission.

    Please note: If you enroll in the fall 2021 semester, we will rebate $60 of your paid application fee directly to your student account during your first semester. This will occur after the add/drop period.

  • Completed application form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Application Essay
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Re-Application Statement*
  • Change of Career Statement*
    *if applicable, see appropriate section below.

Please begin the process early as we will consider only those completed applications which arrive on or before the deadline. If you have questions or concerns about the electronic application process, please contact the Admissions office at info@williamjames.edu or 617-564-9376. Thank you.

Recommendations

A letter of recommendation is required from people who are able to attest to your personal qualities, such as: professional; academic; intellectual; motivational; interpersonal; and emotional. References should not be provided by family members, friends, or others who don't know you in either a professional or academic context.

The electronic recommendation form is required and although a supplemental letter is optional it is strongly recommended. Both, the recommendation form and letter must be submitted electronically through your online application account.

Curriculum Vitae
Please attach a current CV or résumé which includes the following: educational background; current activity; length and description of employment and/or training experiences; hours per week at each job or training site; names of supervisors at each facility; workshops and seminars attended; and any other professionally-related material (e.g., presentations, publications, etc.). You may also include any extracurricular activities or interests that you deem relevant.
Application Essay

Please prepare a 500 word essay which addresses these topics:

  1. Discuss your professional and/or scholarly interest in the study of behavior analysis. How did you come to be interested in this field? What are the most important outcomes for you regarding your graduate study?
  2. Please summarize your overall readiness for graduate study and employment. What areas are your strengths? In what areas do you feel you need the most growth?
Official Transcripts

Please request an official academic transcript from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you have attended. Paper transcripts or e-transcripts should be sent directly to William James College from the issuing registrar's office. We recommend that you request these documents as soon as you decide to apply for admission and to allow at least ten business days for the issuing registrar to process your request. If you have completed a semester abroad and these corresponding courses do not appear on your home institution's transcript with a letter grade, then you must provide a separate transcript for this period of study.

Paper transcripts must be addressed to:

William James College
Office of Admissions
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

E-transcripts must be sent to admissions@williamjames.edu.

To arrive at William James College on or before the set deadline. Post marked on the deadline date is not acceptable.

All applicants who have attended a non-US institution of higher learning must provide an official translation and equivalency to US Higher Education of their academic record. William James College recommends that applicants contact World Education Services to request this service. For more information, please visit www.wes.org.

Re-Applicants

A supplemental statement is required of all applicants who have previously applied for admission to a program. Your statement should reference the date of your prior application and the program to which you applied, as well as the circumstances that contributed to your decision to re-apply. You should also describe your personal and professional interim experiences that occurred following your past application. 

Previous admission files are kept on hand for a period of two years. Reapplicants may utilize any, or all, of the original application. However, we strongly recommend that you take the time to strengthen your original application, update your statements and recommendations whenever possible.

Change of Career

This section applies to those applicants who have made a decision to change careers.

Please attach a statement regarding your decision to change careers. Describe the evolution of this career change and discuss the ways in which the experiences you have had and skills required by your previous career might relate to your graduate training at William James College.