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Earn your Psychology degree at UCM - Lee's Summit

Designed for busy, career-driven students, UCM offers a B.A. in Psychology completion program at UCM - Lee's Summit.

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I chose Psychology at UCM because of the real-life aspect of the program and the technology in it."
- Madeline Cramer, B.A. in Psychology alumna

Testimonial about the B.S. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to experience on-the-job training while assisting Dr. Lundervold in the Behavioral Medicine Lab."
- Amy Garcia, B.S. in Psychology graduate and current Psychology graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"I've been able to apply what I've learned in my classes to the real world and many of my other classes."
- Sara Thomas, B.A. in Psychology graduate and current Criminal Justice graduate student

Testimonial about the B.A. in Psychology degree at UCM

"The psychology professors at UCM were more than willing to be mentors. They genuinely cared about my goals and success."
- Brittany Echols, B.A. in Psychology alumna


Graduate Training in Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate Training in Behavior Analysis & Therapy

UCM began offering a Master's program in Behavior Analysis & Therapy in the Fall of 2016. Apply for the program through the UCM Graduate School. The Graduate School will forward your application to our department office, and we will then send you the program application packet.

Applications are accepted only for the fall semester. Applications must be submitted prior to July 1, due to funding decisions affecting course offerings.

 

Graduate Degree-Seeking Students
Students interested in a graduate degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy (MS-BAT) must complete the graduate school and departmental applications.

 

Post-Master's Degree Students Seeking BCBA Certification
If you have a graduate degree in education or psychology you can take graduate courses in behavior analysis and therapy that will allow you to take the BCBA examination. Eligible students must have completed an undergraduate course in learning/behavior analysis or its equivalent. Post-master's degree students must complete the graduate school application and enroll in the appropriate MS-BAT course work by July 1.

The degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BAT) is a 40 hour program that includes two practica and a thesis or research project.  The courses are taught by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and address the scientific and philosophical foundations of a science of behavior and the range of applications. After completion of graduate course work, students will have met the educational requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.

Course Sequence for M.S. in Behavior Analysis & Therapy

For detailed information about program learning outcomes, admissions criteria, and curriculum requirements, see UCM Behavior Analysis Program.