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Clinical Behavioral Master of Science in Psychology

The Clinical Behavioral MS program teaches students to understand, predict, and influence internal and external ABAI verified course sequencebehavior by utilizing evolving behavioral theory and good science. The training is comprised of foundational knowledge of behavioral psychology, behavior analysis, psychological assessment, and psychotherapy. Students complete their training in supervised applied experiences in the field.

The program prepares students for licensure and clinical practice at the master’s level as a Limited License Psychologist (LLP) in the state of Michigan, Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) certification, and doctoral study in psychology.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the CB MS program course sequence as meeting the 5thEdition, 315-hour coursework requirement for students taking the BCBA® examination. Although graduates of the CB MS program will still need to meet additional requirements (e.g., complete supervised field experience) before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination, applicants who provide verification that they have completed this Verified Course Sequence (VCS) will not have to provide coursework documentation.


The deadline for applications for the Fall CB MS program is February 1.

If the 1st falls on a weekend, applications will be accepted through the following business day.

Contact [email protected] if you have an questions.

This program only accepts applications for fall semester.

Interview Day is March 27th, 2020

Please use information listed on our Psychology Graduate Admission Information Page for instructions on how to apply.

Program Information

Affiliated Faculty

The Clinical Behavioral faculty consists of Drs. Marilyn Bonem, Michelle Byrd, Claudia Drossel, Tamara Loverich, Alex Maragakis, Angela Staples, Jim Todd, Adam Briggs, and Tom Waltz.

Admission information

Please do not send anything to Eastern Michigan University. Everything should be submitted through PSYCAS.

International Applicants

All international transcripts must be evaluated by Educational Perspectives (EP), including all Canadian transcripts.

Visit the requirements page for additional information about international students.

All applicants to the Graduate School with non-U.S. post secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their credentials to EMU. Educational Perspectives (EP) is the credential evaluation service that provides evaluations of international educational credentials for applicants to EMU.

  • Order the "Detailed" report (course by course evaluation) for $135.00.
  • The evaluation takes five business days from when the EP application, payment and all of the documents needed for an evaluation, are received at EP. EP will then send the evaluation to you and EMU upon completion.
  • Visit EMU's EP site for details on how to submit the evaluation request and obtain an EP application form. This evaluation will be used to determine if you are eligible for admission to EMU, if your non-U.S. institution is recognized, and your U.S.-equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).

Our program was recognized among the  20 Best Schools Offering Applied Behavior Analyst Master’s Programs  and for offering one of the  35 Best ABA Graduate Programs (Master’s and Doctorate) , adding them to the list of top recommendations for ABA grad students by AppliedBehaviorAnalysisEdu.org.


The Operant Innovations, a podcast by ABA Technologies, is doing a University Series to promote graduate training programs in behavior analysis and we were selected as their first episode. Earlier this summer Dr. Marilyn Bonem and Dr. Adam Briggs were interviewed by the host of the podcast, Shauna Costello. The podcast is available on platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, and can also be accessed at the following link: