Responses to short answer questions provide the admission committee with information regarding your personal or professional goals and how they align with the MA in special education (Applied Behavior Analysis) program. The admission committee pays particular attention to the quality of writing and ideas expressed in these responses as well as evaluating the relevance of goals to the aims of the program.

Please respond to three of the four questions below. Responses should be limited to 150-200 words per question. 

  1. Describe one of more personal or professional goals that motivated you to apply for this degree. How will completion of the MA in special education (applied behavior analysis) program help you fulfill these goals?
  2. Describe a quality that you believe is critical in working with an individual with special needs and include at least one situation where you have demonstrated this quality.
  3. Describe an individual with special needs and how you supported him or her.
  4. Briefly discuss why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at this time. What steps have you taken (or will you take) to ensure that you will be successful in this program?

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