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Applied Behavior Analysis at UMBC

We provide a wide range of teaching, research, and practicum opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Training is designed to promote a culture of inclusive excellence.

We currently offer four undergraduate courses in behavior analysis and opportunities for students to conduct research in our laboratories and gain clinical experience through internships at our partner sites (e.g., Kennedy Krieger Institute, Verbal Beginnings, Shafer Center). Many of our undergraduate students have received research awards, completed honors theses, and presented their work at professional conferences. Our alumni have transitioned successfully to Master's and Ph.D. programs in behavior analysis and psychology. 

The mission of the Master's track in applied behavior analysis at UMBC is to prepare graduates to
enter the workforce as well-trained clinicians who can work in various applied contexts, by
applying the principles of behavior to socially significant behavioral problems. In addition, we
seek to prepare graduates for doctoral training in behavior analysis. Indeed, 25% of our alumni transition to Ph.D. programs. 

Drs. Borrero and Cengher accept doctoral students through the Applied Developmental Psychology Program at UMBC. Our doctoral students blend behavior analytic and developmental coursework while conducting research with their primary mentor. UMBC offers competitive funding packages for doctoral students. Interested potential students are encouraged to contact the faculty member with whom they want to work prior to application to learn more about the program and discuss potential fit. Our alumni have a wide range of clinical and academic positions in behavior analysis. 

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