Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


38th Annual Convention; Seattle, WA; 2012

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Panel #361
Professional Development Series: Applying to Graduate School in Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 28, 2012
2:00 PM–2:50 PM
611 (Convention Center)
Area: EDC; Domain: Basic Research
Chair: Aimee Moore (Eastern Michigan University)
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University)
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (University of Nevada, Reno)
PATRICK M. GHEZZI (University of Nevada, Reno)

Panelists will provide and discuss information relevant to applying to graduate school in behavior analysis. Panelists will explain the process of applying to graduate school, providing insight into the qualifications necessary to gain admission and characteristics that lead to a successful career as a graduate student. Specifically, panelists will discuss the importance and relevance of one's academic achievements (e.g., grade point average and standardized test scores), professional and extracurricular experiences (e.g., presentations at conferences and publications), research, and teaching involvement and how these factors influence admission into a graduate program in behavior analysis. Panelists will also provide unique perspective regarding the admission process, discussing characteristics and qualities that they find attractive on a prospective candidate's curriculum vitae and overall application. The panelist discussion will provide prospective graduate students with a comprehensive account on what constitutes a competitive application and how one should approach applying to graduate programs in behavior analysis.




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