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Admissions Process

Below you will find the application process in three different categories as well as additional requirements for International Students:

Prerequisites and Requirements for On campus/Hybrid (Trinity) Students

Prerequisites include obtaining a bachelor's degree in any field, or a master's degree that is not an approved master's degree according to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). Bachelor's degrees that are the easiest to transition to this master's program include the following: Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, Rehabilitation Services, Human Services and Education. The Behavior Analysis and Therapy program requires potential students to meet an American grade point average of 2.7 or above.

On Campus Graduate Student

Requirements, forms and due dates:

  1. SIUC Graduate School Application
    1. Personal Data
    2. Program information (Be sure to complete “What is your area of interest?”)
    3. Education History
    4. Unofficial Transcripts
    5. Resume/Vita
    6. Statement of Purpose
    7. Research Interest/Experience
    8. Public Safety
    9. Signature Page
    10. Recommendations (3)
  2. BAT Assistantship Application
    1. Letter of application
    2. Resume
    3. Contact information for three professional references

GRE and MAT scores are not required. All forms need to be submitted electronically through the Hobsons Radius application system.

  • Application deadline for fall 2019 term is February 1st, 2019.

Hybrid Graduate Student (Trinity)

This program application is for students who are seeking a master’s degree. All class formats are of a hybrid form, 75% completed online, 25% completed face-to-face in New Lenox, IL. Traveling is required and attendance is mandatory.

Requirements, forms and due dates:

  1. SIUC Graduate School Application
    1. Personal Data
    2. Program information (Be sure complete “What is your area of interest?")
    3. Education History
    4. Unofficial Transcripts
    5. Resume/Vita
    6. Statement of Purpose
    7. Research Interest/Experience
    8. Public Safety
    9. Signature Page
    10. Recommendations (3)

GRE and MAT scores are not required. All forms need to be submitted electronically through the Hobsons Radius application system.

  • Application deadline for spring 2019 term is December 1st, 2018.
  • Application deadline for summer 2019 term is February 1st, 2019.
  • Application deadline for fall 2019 term is February 1st, 2019.

Course Sequence Certificate Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites include obtaining a master's degree that is an approved master's degree according to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). The Behavior Analysis and Therapy program requires potential students to meet an American grade point average of 2.7 or above.

Course Sequence Certificate (BAT Online)

This program application is for students who previously obtained a master’s degree in a field the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) has pre-approved; education, psychology or behavior analysis. This program will help meet the required BACB coursework curricula.  Further information about the BACB master’s requirements.

Requirements, forms and due dates

  1. SIU Graduate School Application
    1. Personal Data
    2. Program information (Be sure complete “What is your area of interest?”)
    3. Education History
    4. Official Transcripts (from all previously attended institutions). Official transcripts must be sealed from the original institution.
    5. Resume/Vita
    6. Statement of Purpose
    7. Research Interest/Experience
    8. Public Safety
    9. Signature Page
    10. Recommendations (3)
  2. Entire application must be printed

Send in your application (including your sealed transcript(s) and letters of recommendation) to the following address:

Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program
Rehabilitation Institute
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Rehn Hall, Mail Code 4609
Carbondale, IL. 62901

  • Application deadline for spring 2019 term is December 1st, 2018.
  • Application deadline for summer 2019 term is February 1st, 2019.
  • Application deadline for fall 2019 term is February 1st, 2019.

Additional Requirements for International Students

In addition to the requirements listed above for each specific program, international students applying will need to provide the following:

Single students:

  1. TOEFL/IELTS Scores
  2. Passport copy
  3. Financial Statement 
  4. Bank documents/funding letter

Students with dependents:

  1. TOEFL/IELTS Scores
  2. Passport copy (personal, children’s and spouse’s)
  3. Financial Statement
  4. Bank documents/funding letter
  5. Marriage Certificate in English
  6. Bank documents for family

All additional materials should be submitted in the format that satisfies their program of interest.