Why study applied behavioral science?

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention.

Admission to Graduate Studies

An applicant seeking to pursue graduate study in the College may be admitted as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Policies and procedures of Graduate Studies govern the process of Graduate admission. These may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

Please consult the Departments & Programs section of the online catalog for information regarding program-specific admissions criteria and requirements. Special admissions requirements pertain to Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, which may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.

For more information on admission to a graduate certificate program at KU, see the policy on Admission to Graduate Study.  Applications may be submitted at http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application.

Certificate Program in Community Health and Development

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science has established a 1-year certificate program in Community Health and Development. The program offers advanced training and university-based certification in building healthy communities. The focus is on training in core aspects of community work: community assessment, strategic planning, intervention, evaluation, and sustainability. Students admitted to the certificate program must be either regular KU graduate students or admitted as certificate-only students.

Students will enroll in 3 3-credit hour courses (9)9
Community Health and Development
Practicum in Community Development
Practicum in Community Health Promotion