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Applied Psychology

Rider University

24 months
900 USD/credit 16200 USD/year
900 USD/credit 16200 USD/year
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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 University’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

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

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  • International

    16200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    16200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 900 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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