Applied Psychology

Rider University

24 months
900 USD/credit
900 USD/credit
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Students in the Applied Psychology program offered by Rider University use their evidence based assessment and interventions to produce meaningful and socially significant changes in behavior in community, home, educational and work settings.


Students in Rider’s Applied Psychology graduate program learn how to apply behavioral principles to solve performance problems, build new behaviors and strengthen existing appropriate behaviors. Students will gain a compassionate understanding of individual differences and the skills needed to develop strategies that will impact behavior and learning. 

Applied Psychology Highlights:

  • Provides training in evidence-based practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to support to clients, community members and family members across a variety of settings

  • Designed to fill the critical need for highly trained behavior analysts

  • Prepares students for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

  • Career opportunities include working with children with autism spectrum disorders

Special career opportunities:

In recent years, applied behavior analysis (ABA) has shown remarkable success in helping students learn, particularly children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as individuals with other developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and brain injuries. With the growing number of children and adults presenting with unique behavioral challenges and requiring additional supports, mental health providers, agencies and school districts are increasingly seeking the services of professionals with highly specialized training in ABA.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Principles of Learning
  • Observational Methods and Functional Assessment
  • Single Subject Research Design and Analysis
  • Creating Effective and Ethical Behavior Intervention
  • Language Assessment and Intervention
  • Social Skills Assessment and Intervention
  • Field Placement in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Psychological Tests
  • Interventions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  • Health Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Application
  • Transcripts must have the official school seal and be translated to English.
  • Photocopies are only accepted when attested by the college or university.
  • Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Submit personal statement
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit proof of finances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    900 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


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