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Advisory Committee

Dr. Nicole Rodriguez (Chair and Program Director), Graduate Faculty members associated with Applied Behavior Analysis

PhD Curriculum

General Requirements

  • Completion of the comprehensive exam.
  • Completion of a research project consistent with a PhD level of achievement.
  • Completion and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. 
  • Completion of a full-time, 1-year internship.  
  • Concurrence of the mentor and the student's Supervisory Committee.
  • Meets all UNMC Graduate College degree requirements. 

Coursework

Students pursuing the PhD in MSIA - Applied Behavior Analysis must complete the following courses:

Core Requirements
HPSY 835EXPERIMENTAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BEHAVIOR3
HPSY 908ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF CHILD PSYCHOPATHOLOGY3
HPSY 911BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY: DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN3
HPSY 940ANALYSIS OF VERBAL BEHAVIOR3
HPSY 950ADVANCED METHODS IN SINGLE CASE RESEARCH3
HPSY 980PRACTICUM IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS1-15
HPSY 990INTERNSHIP IN APPLIED BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY1-15
MSIA 999DOCTORAL DISSERTATION1-9
Electives (5 courses, selected from the following)
HPSY 906BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY APPLICATION IN SCHOOLS3
HPSY 915BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY3
HPSY 916BEHAVIORAL PSYCH IN AUTISM AND RELATED DISORDERS3
HPSY 920ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SEVERE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS3
MSIA 998SPECIAL TOPICS1-9
PSYC 8700 (ETHICS AND LAW FOR PSYCHOLOGY AND APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
PSYC 9010 (PROSEMINAR: STATISTICAL METHODS I - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha)3
PSYC 9020 (PROSEMINAR: STATISTICAL METHODS II - This course is offered at the University of Nebraska - Omaha )3
Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) / Ethics Training