Online Master's Admission

Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in the graduate programs offered by the Department of Applied Behavioral Science (ABS) at the University of Kansas. KU Graduate Studies oversees all graduate programs on campus. In order to obtain a graduate degree, you are required to fulfill its requirements, as well as those of the department. Prospective students should check the Graduate Studies website periodically for the latest information.

Admission to the Graduate School

Prospective students apply and are admitted to the graduate school based on Program Director’s recommendation and commitment to work with the student while in the program. The department follows a junior-colleague model, in which students work very closely with the Program Director and other faculty in the master’s program. Admitted students and faculty work collaboratively to plan for the academic success of graduate students in the program. Faculty and students share equal responsibility in ensuring that students make timely progress in meeting the degree requirements of the department, college, and university. The Program Director assists students in selecting required elective courses, developing research projects, and preparing for graduate program requirements.

Admissions requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Students admitted with below a 3.0 undergraduate cumulative GPA will be required to successfully complete a ABS Bootcamp before enrolling in classes

Application Process

Application Deadlines

Spring admission: December 17 (final deadline)

Fall admission: July 1 (final deadline)

How to Apply

Applicants will submit an application online through the SLATE system. Begin by visiting graduate admissions and select "Apply." Applicants should select the start term and create an account (if a first-time user) or log in (if returning to continue an application).

  1. On the application's "Program Information page," select "Social and Behavioral Sciences" from the Academic Area of Interest
  2. Under "Academic Program," search for “Applied Behavioral Science (MA)” and under "Campus," select "Online"