Aurora University

Admission requirements

  • A completed Graduate Application for Admission
  • Earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university (minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale)
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) for all prior college and/or university credit. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts at
  • Current curriculum vita or detailed resume
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Please seek persons who are acquainted with your professional or academic abilities.
  • Statement of Purpose. Your personal statement should be typewritten, double-spaced narrative of 2-3 pages and reflect standards of graduate-level writing. It should describe your motivation and aspiration for becoming a behavior analyst. The following questions may be used as a guide:
    • How did you become interested in Applied Behavior Analysis?
    • What are your current interests in Applied Behavior Analysis?
    • What are your future goals in relation to Applied Behavior Analysis?

*Admission interviews are not required. However, the ABA committee may require an interview for additional candidate information.

Background Check: Once admitted into the program, a national background check is required. Please note that a criminal background (including, but not limited to, convictions concerning child abuse, child neglect, or violence) may render you ineligible for a practicum experience, which is a requirement for the Aurora University ABA Master’s degree program and national ABA certification.