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Behavior Analysis M.A.

Guide and Encourage through Behavior Analysis

Help people change their behavior and make good choices by focusing your studies on behavior analysis. UHCL’s program offers a solid foundation in coursework, practical experience and research, with a particular focus on serving people with developmental disabilities. Drawing on your knowledge and skills in basic, conceptual and applied behavior analysis, you'll gain hands-on experience in real clinical settings such as the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities or one of UHCL’s many local partners.

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Stand Out in a Growing Career Field

Our program has a strong reputation due to exemplary preparation, and our graduates are highly sought after by employers. On completion of the program, you'll be qualified to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam or pursue doctoral studies in either psychology or behavior analysis. Your expertise will be invaluable to schools, hospitals, clinics and more.

Admission Requirements

  • Behavior Analysis M.A.
  • Admission Deadline
    • Fall Only
      • Deadline: January 15*

    *Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you submit an application after the January 15 deadline, please contact to confirm that your application was received.

  • Application
    • Apply online through Apply Texas for admission to the University of Houston-Clear Lake as a graduate student.
      • Select Four-year College/University and Graduate School.
      • Program application is only available within the selected Fall semester
      • Select "HSH-Behavior Analysis" as your first choice major only
    • Documents for admission are submitted after completion of the Apply Texas application. All required documents are due by the program application deadline.
  • Requirements
    • GRE Scores Not Required: The GRE requirement will automatically be removed after successful submission of the admission application.

    • Official Transcripts: Students should submit official transcripts from every college or university attended to the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Office of Admissions or International Admissions.
      • Please review New Student Admissions in the Graduate Catalog under Transcripts and Records Information to learn how to submit an official college transcript to UHCL.
    • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree or higher, preferably in a related field such as psychology, education, or special education. In addition, applicants should identify coursework or practical experience associated with Behavior Analysis.

    Required Supplemental Documents:

    • The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
      1. Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences.
      2. Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals
    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic source, should be submitted directly by the recommenders to No form is required. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know you well are especially appreciated.

    Application Packet

  • Admissions Review Process

    After initial review of the application materials (application, recommendations, and supplemental material) an admissions committee will invite selected applicants to campus for an interview. Interviews will typically be scheduled in February. Applicants will be notified of their program admission status by April 15.

Degree Requirements

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Behavior Analysis, M.A.

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University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL

Accreditations and Distinctions

abai The Behavior Analysis program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board.

Behavior Analysis M.A. Faculty

Jennifer N. Fritz
Jennifer Fritz

Jennifer Fritz

Professor of Behavior Analysis,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3427
Office: Bayou 1508.20

Jennifer Fritz Faculty Bio

Sarah A. Lechago
Sarah Lechago

Sarah Lechago

Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3331
Office: Bayou 2529.07

Sarah Lechago Faculty Bio

Dorothea C. Lerman
Dorothea Lerman

Dorothea Lerman

Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3437
Office: Bayou 1508.23

Dorothea Lerman Faculty Bio