Q: Are there any assistantships available?

A: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any assistantships given that we are such a new program.

Q: Are there any employment opportunities?

A: Yes, it may be possible to work part-time as an implementer at the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders. One of the benefits of this is that part of this time can count towards the experience requirement. However, we ask that our students only work part time so that they can focus on school.

Q: How much is the tuition?

A: You can find information about the tuition and fees here. Please note that our master’s program is in the MU School of Health Professions (SHP). Therefore, SHP fees apply.

Q: Are there prerequisite classes that need to be taken before applying?

A: No, although we do recommend taking at least an introductory behavior analysis or applied behavior analysis course (e.g., HLTHPSYC 3100). If ABA-related undergraduate courses are not available to you, we suggest obtaining ABA-related experiences.

Q: Do I need to take the GRE?

A: The GRE is optional. If you think that your GRE score will strengthen your application, you may want to consider including it in your application.

Q: Where and when are classes taught?

A: Our program is completely on campus; therefore, classes are taught on the MU Columbia campus. Most courses are taught in the evenings to accommodate the practicum schedule.