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Applied Behavior Analysis Dual Degree Program

The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program prepares students for careers as applied behavior analysts, and graduates of our programs will be well-prepared for both clinical and research-based positions. Our programs teach the science of behavior, which is essential for individuals interested in autism, general and special education, developmental and intellectual disabilities, social work and related fields.

Apply as a high school senior into the dual degree program with one application and benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Dual Degree Scholarship (per year for your 4 undergraduate years).  You will also be considered for a $1,000 Dual Degree Scholarship for every term you are enrolled at least part time in your graduate program at Assumption.

Dual Degree students will benefit from:

  • Participating in a peer mentoring program with ABA graduate students that will begin in the sophomore year
  • Being part of a cohort that gets together for events each year (such as meet-and-greet, end of year lunch, etc.)
  • Being assigned the ABA program director as your undergraduate faculty advisor
  • Opportunities for students to sit in on a graduate class and meet with ABA graduate students

Learn more about the graduate ABA program.


    • A completed Common Application
    • A minimum high school 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • An official high school transcript including senior grades (must be submitted directly from the high school)
    • A letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher
  • • Assumption cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at end of junior year
    • Declared minor in ABA with cumulative minor of 3.2 or higher
    • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member, with at least one from a full-time faculty member
    • Interview with the ABA program director

Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost

We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.

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