Behavioral Specialist Consulting (Master)

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The goals and objectives of the Behavioral Specialist Consulting degree center on preparing students for licensure as a Behavioral Specialist in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The curriculum is designed to expose students to research, theory, and applications in most sub fields of psychology. Students will have an especially strong foundation in research methodology and knowledge of social, developmental, cognitive, and personality psychology. Specifically designed applied courses prepare the student for a career as a Behavioral Specialist.  Graduates of this program will be prepared to obtain licensure and pursue employment in a variety of social services agencies; including mental health centers, correctional institutions, drug/alcohol treatment centers, health care institutions and other business settings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outlook is to increase by 19% from 2014 to 2024 and the median pay during 2014 was $42,250.

Program Highlights

  • Convenience – designed for the working professional with evening classes held year-round.
  • Flexibility – students can move through the program at their own pace.
  • Application – program prepares students for a license in this field, to pursue employment in a variety of social services agencies or to advance within their current profession.
  • Affordability – Mount Aloysius College is an affordable private institution.

Admission Requirements

  • An application with professional career/goal statement.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s).
  • An undergraduate statistics course is required; an undergraduate research methods course is highly recommended.
  • Applicants with an overall GPA above a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are NOT required to take the GRE exam.  Applicants who already hold an advanced degree are NOT required to take the GRE. GRE scores must be less than five years old at the time of application.

 


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