Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation
Ph.D. Degree in Rehabilitation: Behavior Analysis and Therapy Emphasis
The Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University is proud to offer an doctoral degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BAT). This comprehensive degree program is designed to train students to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D).
Important Program Features
At SIU, the BAT graduate program is compromised of a wide variety of coursework and real-life field experiences. A very rare combination of opportunities exist here at SIU, where the student will be able to practice the behavioral techniques learned in the classroom in actual clinical settings. Students will have access to diverse populations of clients ranging from children with autism, adults with brain injury, and elderly persons suffering from dementia. Beyond those clinical populations, students have opportunities to participate in animal laboratories, a gambling casino research installation, and business and industries in the local communities. Students interested in becoming professors and teachers of behavior analysis will have ample opportunities to serve as course instructors and teaching assistants during their training within the program.
Program Outcomes for Majors
Graduating students easily find employment across the globe. Many work as faculty members and professors at prestigious universities. Others may choose to enter the field of autism service delivery, brain injury rehabilitation, and mental health services. Job placement success is 100%, given the quality of our program, the graduate, and the job market for doctoral level behavior analysts. Approximately 80% of all students seek employment as faculty members in behavior analysis, special education, or psychology departments within a university or college setting.