Admission Requirements

Dates & Deadlines


For a FALL start, the application deadline is August 10.


For a SPRING start, the application deadline is December 18.


ADVANCED CERTIFICATE ONLY: Advanced Certificate students can start in the summer. The application deadline for a SUMMER start is May 20.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, so it’s best to get your applications in as soon as possible.

General Admission Requirements for Behavior Analysis: 

  1. Completed Application for Admission.
  2. Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be included unopened and sent in with your complete application packet.
  3. An interview (individual or group) by faculty member(s). Each applicant will be asked to provide a brief spontaneous writing sample.
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English or who did not attend secondary school or college in an English-speaking country must show proficiency in the English language. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL test: a minimum score of either 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based)
    • IELTS test: a minimum Band score of 6
    • PTE test: a minimum score of 58

Admission to the program is highly competitive and on a selective basis. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Specific Master’s Program Requirements:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Undergraduate course in introductory psychology (required)
  • Undergraduate course in research design or experimental methods (preferred)

Specific Advanced Certificate Program Requirements:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in psychology, education, applied behavior analysis (ABA) or related field from an accredited institution (please note that a degree in speech therapy does not meet this requirement)
  • Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0

Ready to Apply?

Every applicant must fill out the online application, which includes:

  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed directly from the issuing institutions. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to: Office of Admissions 202 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 or submitted electronically to:
  • Two recommendation letters from employers and/or professors
  • Personal statement of goals and objectives, including your reasons for choosing this field and Touro University
  • Proof of immunization

NOTE: all supporting documents (recommendation letters, personal statement, unofficial transcripts, and immunization records) can be emailed to

Credits to be transferred must be submitted upon application to the Program Coordinator and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Apply Now

Reach out to the admissions office with any questions.

Office of Admissions
202 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel: (212) 463-0400 x 55119
Fax: (212) 627-3695