ABAI Accredited Programs
West Virginia University
Program: Ph.D. in Psychology with a Specialization in Behavior Analysis from the Psychology Department (2003–2012; 2014–2025)
Accreditation Status: Accredited through December 31, 2025
Summary of Accreditation Board's Decision: The ABAI Accreditation Board voted in 2019 to renew full accreditation of the Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis program for seven years. This decision is based on the Board's professional judgement that the program has demonstrated it adheres to the standards with no serious deficiencies.
Accreditation Board Notification Letter: Board's Decision Notification - Doctoral Program
Aggregate Report: 2015 - 2018
Program Mission: The behavior analysis graduate program trains students in basic research, theory, and applications of behavior principles. Through research, coursework, and practica, students develop skills in the experimental and applied analysis of behavior, including a strong conceptual background and methods appropriate for developing behavioral technologies. The basic, conceptual, and applied areas are integrated in the curriculum; however, a student may emphasize either basic or applied research. The goal of the program is to produce a psychologist who is qualified to teach a variety of courses in psychology, who can function effectively in either an academic or an applied setting, and who can use the principles and findings of the science of behavior in solving significant problems of human behavior.
This program includes an ABAI Verified Course Sequence for BACB examination applications.
Program Contact: Dr. Claire St. Peter