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Joy’s
15:00
if you have a bachelors in elementary education can you apply without needing to complete any course prerequisites beforehand?
Maria Jose Marin
15:52
do we need to be working on the field while we do the masters?
tahimiperez
16:57
Can the letters of recommendation be from a teacher who belongs to this field and the others two from teachers from other areas previously studied?
tahimiperez
17:34
Where should the letters of recommendation be sent?
tahimiperez
18:05
Is the program available in all semesters?
Maria Jose Marin
18:25
Do we need to summit the recommendation letters throught the application or proffesors send them somewhere else?
tahimiperez
18:33
How long should the personal statement be?
Liz Fernandez
18:36
is the masters program online or in person?
Yuleisi Reyes
18:46
If I took the sequence courses for the BCaBa, should I start doing my hours to test or should I just continue for the masters and accumulate the hours for the BCBA. I have the RBT credentials but have not practiced.
Maria Jose Marin
18:52
what is the last day to upload the professor recommendation letter?
Liz Fernandez
19:07
wait
michellecalderon
19:21
Is the GRE a requirement?
Bonnie Vargas
19:42
NICE!!
Leidys Martin
19:58
How long will take the masters? And once finished will we be automatically a BCBA or we need to go through the test? Do we still the hours required by ABA?
tahimiperez
21:27
In an email sent by the behavior department providing additional information. There was a section that says you will be also considering Prior coursework or experience in behavior analysis and Resume. What does that means?
tahimiperez
22:31
Does the program will cover all the supervised hours that we need in order to apply for the Board?
Jazmene’s iPhone
25:48
Hello! I’m graduating Fall 2020 would I have to wait until Fall 2021 to be admitted because of the sequence? or will I be able to start in Spring 2021?
Yuleisi Reyes
27:23
The face to face would require us to attend campus ?
Yanin Feijoo A
27:28
What is the minimum GRE score needed to apply?
Yanin Feijoo A
28:23
Do you offer any test preparation course for the GRE? Will be a waiver for those students with higher GPA of 3.50?
Yanin Feijoo A
28:47
How many people will be accepted in the MS Program?
Deborah Lanz
30:13
do we have to complete any courses or classes before getting into the program ?
Paloma Rodriguez
31:12
Can Dr. Cigales unmute me please :-)
Yanin Feijoo A
31:25
Does the Practicum Training is directly at FIU and these hours will not interfere with our job hours?
Alexander Lopez
32:22
I may be jumping ahead, but because it’s a non-thesis project, there won’t be a Ph.D program for behavior analysis?
Melissa Delgado
32:37
She sure is
Melissa Delgado
32:52
As are you and Dr. Cigales :) but I am biased
michellecalderon
32:52
Does the BCBA field mostly/only work with individuals with autism, and Asperger’s syndrome?
Leidys Martin
33:24
Did they said the masters is online?
Charles Baldwin
33:33
Are credits transferrable from another Masters program?
Janice Garcia
33:45
Will the program differ for students that have already gathered supervision hours through RBT work?
Bonnie Vargas
34:00
<3
Rosemary San Nicolas
34:09
Just a reminder that we will cover questions at the end of the presentation, however, feel free to continue sending in your questions through the chat. I want to make sure nobody feels ignored :)
Manuel Pazos Jr
35:18
Do you need a psychology bachelor's to apply?
Deborah Lanz
35:23
Is the program beginning this Fall ???
Bonnie Vargas
35:43
YOU LADIES ROCK!!
Bonnie Vargas
35:49
Loving the Program already
Oksana Shnayder
37:17
If we don't make it for this Fall of 2020 to start this program, when does the next program (of preset 45 hrs) begin?
Liz Fernandez
40:09
will the masters program start also in the spring term or only in fall?
Carla Rincon
40:26
Does the program already have clients for the practicum? what ages will the program focus on?
Bonnie Vargas
41:09
Cool! Such a multidisciplinary program!
Yanin Feijoo A
41:23
Does a Supervised Fieldwork directly at FIU or at my Agency hours?
Frida Rosado
41:48
Do we have to be an RBT in order to do this program?
Tara Loughrey
42:53
No you do not need to be an RBT
Tara Loughrey
43:08
You do need to meet the education requirements
Deborah Lanz
43:32
are there any courses requirements before getting into the program ?
stephaniechirino
43:39
I want to take my masters in Behavior analysis and Mental health counseling or Marriage and Family therapy. Would I be able to do both?
Deborah Lanz
43:52
is the GRE required ?
Cesar Alcides Vigo
43:57
Are these semester practicums, you need to be not working?
Cesar Alcides Vigo
44:29
Are the classes in the morning?
Tara Loughrey
44:35
This is a masters program so you will need to have completed your Bachelor's degree but no specific course pre-requisites
gabrieladeras
45:02
is it a paid practicum?
Bonnie Vargas
45:24
Super cool and creative way of doing thesis
Deborah Lanz
45:28
50 % face to face and 50% online
Marianne Montejo
45:29
Do I need a Bachelors in Psychology to apply to the program?
Bonnie Vargas
45:39
Interesting and interactive
michellecalderon
45:42
Is the GRE required?
Tara Loughrey
45:59
This section is highly relevant to many of your questions
jmerida
46:08
How many practicum sights do you have?
Cesar Alcides Vigo
46:38
There are not GRE schedule for July. The last is June28.
Lesliann Jean
47:02
For the following years will the deadline still be around that time or in the summer?
Micheka/Tatyaunna
47:50
Has the days and time for on campus class times been decided
Mariana Barbara
48:43
are there scholarship opportunities available for this program?
Carla Rincon
49:02
Can you talk about the differences between this Master’s program at FIU and the ABA Master’s Program at UM
Carla Rincon
50:43
I am graduating in Fall 2020. Can I apply Spring 2021 for early admission?
michellecalderon
51:11
Can the GRE be waived? If so, how?
Bonnie Vargas
51:35
ahh man!
Bonnie Vargas
51:36
LOL
Bonnie Vargas
51:50
</3 ;)
Bonnie Vargas
52:01
Yay!!! NO MINIMUM! Phew
Bonnie Vargas
52:11
yayyyy
Bonnie Vargas
52:15
<3
Kianna Sellers
52:17
So our psychology gpa would be needed?
Bonnie Vargas
52:38
And it has to be all done by July 20th :o
tahimiperez
52:48
Is the GRE test the General test or the one that is for an specific subject?
Bonnie Vargas
52:49
YAY!!!
Paloma Rodriguez
53:03
the GRE general test
Deborah Lanz
53:05
where do we apply ?
Bonnie Vargas
53:06
awesome!
Bonnie Vargas
53:42
Wow!!!
Alexander Lopez
54:03
28? sheesh.
Bonnie Vargas
54:12
i need to buckle down
Bonnie Vargas
55:37
Your voice is awesome and soothing and clear
andres rivera
56:13
Hi, question: how would it work for students who graduate from their undergrad in Fall 2020? when would be the next round of admissions?
Jessica
56:34
I started the application process and it ask for departmental application? What is Department application?
Juliana Viciana
56:42
will we be able to see this powerpoint after the session?
Bonnie Vargas
56:56
wooohhhooo
Paloma Rodriguez
57:29
yes, the presentation will be linked and made available to share or view again
ambar
57:45
Thank you Paloma!
Bonnie Vargas
01:01:26
Rosemary what is your email address?
Bonnie Vargas
01:01:31
Thank you for everything
Paloma Rodriguez
01:01:38
you can email behavior@fiu.edu
Paloma Rodriguez
01:01:54
rosemary will respond there ;-)
Anissa
01:01:58
so it’ll only be admission in fall, always?
Bonnie Vargas
01:02:05
Sweet. Thanks!
Danielle Stamper
01:02:12
When applying if we do not have our GRE scores can we still be accepted?
Danielle Stamper
01:02:21
How fast can we be accepted into the program?
Danielle Stamper
01:02:55
How often do we need to come into campus? Since its 50% online, 50% in person
U Zelaya
01:03:10
How are you going to review foreign GPA transcripts?
Janice Garcia
01:03:55
How will the program be for students that have already accumulated supervision hours through RBT work?
sdego003
01:03:59
I graduated FIU with a BA in psychology and have started another ABA graduate program last spring. I will be done with four ABA graduate level classes at the end of the summer so I wanted to ask what your policy is on transferring credits
gabrieladeras
01:04:00
how fast can we be accepted into the program? I’m already accepted in another masters program and I wouldn’t want to drop it to wait to get into this program
Arletty Lueje
01:04:00
If you’re already working in the field would you have to quit your current employment in order to do the practicum hours?
Daniela Gomez
01:04:09
How important or decisive is to have all 3 letters of recommendation? I graduated from FIU where classes were big, of about 100 students or more, and there was very little to no chance of creating that relationship with the professors where they might feel comfortable giving such things.
Jorge E Castillo
01:04:12
if we don’t have a provider number, if you’re not an RBT, how would comporting the hours be achieved?
Jorge E Castillo
01:04:25
completing *
Jessica
01:04:57
can recommendation letters be from colleagues in the field whom you have worked with?
Frida Rosado
01:06:43
Do you have to be an RBT before doing the BCBA exam?
Bonnie Vargas
01:07:22
perfect!
Danielle Stamper
01:08:55
If you are a working individual, since the 20 hours per month is mandatory are you able to work?
maresazelaya
01:08:58
For Fall 2021 do you all foresee maybe increasing the amount of students admitted from 25-28?
Danielle Stamper
01:09:15
Also I’m a little confused with the 1500 hours. Is that mandatory?
Danielle Stamper
01:10:59
How many hours is face to face?
U Zelaya
01:11:46
Can compensate RBT Certification and ESE teacher with GPA requirement?
andres rivera
01:13:01
how would it work for students who graduate from their undergrad in Fall 2020? when would be the next round of admissions?
Yuleisi Reyes
01:13:05
I am located in port st Lucie so i would not be able to attend this program :(
Bonnie Vargas
01:14:06
Makes sense
Jessica
01:15:37
so if you are employed already with an approved agency, youd have to communicate the agency to stop paying you for practicum? how would that look like?
sdego003
01:15:48
Would I be able to speak with an advisor about my graduate transcripts during the application process to determine if transferring is a possibility?
Bonnie Vargas
01:17:18
hehehehehe
michaeldelamo
01:17:33
Can classes be clipped?
andres rivera
01:18:04
will there be interviews during the admission process?
Garry Carnet
01:18:23
What is the amount of hours we need to complete per week in order to reach 1500 hours required for the board?
tahimiperez
01:18:34
Can you please repeat how many students will be admitted in the program?
Paloma Rodriguez
01:18:49
28 students total
stephaniechirino
01:18:54
I want to take my masters in Behavior analysis and Mental health counseling or Marriage and Family therapy. Would I be able to do both?
Paloma Rodriguez
01:19:15
for 1500 hrs its 30 hrs a week for 50 weeks
andres rivera
01:19:42
when will the next round of admissions take place? for those graduating undergrad fall 2020
Janice Garcia
01:19:44
what about students that accumulated hours after the required course work sequence?
Alexander Lopez
01:19:48
:) just being optimistic!
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:19:55
Andres: Fall 2021
Janice Garcia
01:20:12
for BCaBA
Paloma Rodriguez
01:20:30
Janice: undergrad experience hours don’t count towards graduate hours
Paloma Rodriguez
01:20:51
so once you begin grad course work, BCBA hours start to count
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:20:51
they are different experiences and training
Alexander Lopez
01:21:00
is there an advisor to speak about this ‘major GPA?’ I’m an alumni and I don’t know any way to go about measuring that.
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:21:19
Alexander, contact the Graduate Admission office
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:21:24
gradadm@fiu.edu
Sarahrodrirguez
01:21:29
Do we need and “official” transcript to apply or can we submit the “regular”version?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:21:35
They have the calculations to help you determine your major GPA
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:22:03
Official Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope
Janice Garcia
01:22:17
Thank you for the clarification!
Alexander Lopez
01:22:31
Okay, will do! Thank you Dr. Rodriguez.
Paloma Rodriguez
01:22:47
no prob!
stephaniechirino
01:23:14
:(
sdego003
01:23:46
What if you are an RBT currently working with a BCBA would you be able to continue with the same company through practicum?
U Zelaya
01:24:09
what happened if GPA is not good enough, but more than 3 years experience in ESE teacher and RBT?
Paloma Rodriguez
01:24:17
sdego003 your agency would have to go through an approval process if they are not currently a practicum site
sdego003
01:24:45
Thank you!
Paloma Rodriguez
01:24:50
U Zelaya, we will look at all aspects of the application. no one area will guarantee admission or eliminate the possibility
Oscar Jimenez
01:25:32
what is the minimum score for the GRE score?
Bonnie Vargas
01:25:37
That’s amazing!! Congratulations
Paloma Rodriguez
01:25:53
there is no minimum score but a score is required
Yuleisi Reyes
01:26:02
Is their a future date of when this program will be offered fully online
stephaniechirino
01:26:14
Thank you that helped so much!!
Paloma Rodriguez
01:26:16
Yuleisi, not yet, hopefully soon!
Yuleisi Reyes
01:26:20
Thank you
Alexander Lopez
01:27:01
Wow, okay. longer than those summer classes.
Bonnie Vargas
01:27:08
im sorry what was that schedule?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:27:19
Bonnie, Monday 10-4
Alexander Lopez
01:27:23
10am-4pm
Bonnie Vargas
01:27:35
Okay thanks :)
Danielle Stamper
01:28:04
Is this every Monday?
Paloma Rodriguez
01:28:17
yep Danielle!
Danielle Stamper
01:28:23
Thank you!
mishel
01:29:08
what is the website for the GRE?
Yanin Feijoo A
01:29:12
how many students will be admitted in total?
Paloma Rodriguez
01:29:23
28 people
iPhone
01:29:34
I am so excited with this program and I think that you will be able to make my dream to come true
Janice Garcia
01:31:49
Should applicants wait to send their application once they already have their GRE scores?
Jessica
01:31:57
Rosemary, how did it work for you? where you already had a masters degree in counseling.
Jessica
01:32:05
Do some clases repeat for the two sequences?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:32:07
No Janice. Complete your application as soon as you know you want to apply
Danielle Stamper
01:32:34
When do we know if we get accepted into the program?
ashley
01:33:04
Do you have any advice on how to ask professors for a letter of recommendation?
Amy Espinosa
01:33:14
If we are not accepted into the program can we reapply for the next cycle?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:33:32
Jessica, I can speak with you directly if you'd like. You can email behavior@fiu.edu
macarena jones
01:33:40
I’m trying to apply but I’m getting this error: MessageYou are not authorized to access this component. (40,20)You have not been granted security authorization for the component you are attempting to access. You may have access to the designated component and page, but not in the specified action mode (such as Correction or Update/Display). Contact your system administrator.
775341
01:33:43
is the approval of the graduation education committee different than admissions committee?
Jessica
01:34:10
Thank you Rosemary
Yanin Feijoo A
01:34:46
There is some professor that can prefer to send a recommendation letter direct to MS program what is the email or person in charge
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:35:08
Yanin: gradadm@fiu.edu or behavior@fiu.edu
U Zelaya
01:35:10
Which campus?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:35:19
Zelaya-Main campus
Yanin Feijoo A
01:35:21
thanks Rose
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:35:24
MMC
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:36:13
any issues with the online application should be directed to the graduate admissions office: gradadm@fiu.edu 305-348-7000
Sarahrodrirguez
01:36:59
Regarding the GPA, is it evaluated as the “Cumulative GPA” for each of those last 4 semesters or the “Current GPA” for those last 4 semesters(2 years)?
Jessica
01:37:10
I have not yet taken the GRE, am I able to submit my application and if I have to take the GRE a little after Julys 20, am I able to send over the scores after?
ashley
01:37:28
Thank you!
Alexander Lopez
01:37:57
That’s some good advice. Thank you!
Yanin Feijoo A
01:38:08
There are many professors that can NOT give a recommendation letter at least you had taking 2 classes with them
Mariana Barbara
01:38:56
I have to go. But thank you for this session! It was very informative I look forward to applying to this program. Is it ok if I can email you guys more questions? Thanks
Paloma Rodriguez
01:39:04
of course, Mariana
Mariana Barbara
01:39:19
Thank you! Good bye :)
Nicolle Rojo
01:40:17
If I would be graduating on December, when should I start my application ? :) thank you!
Oscar Jimenez
01:40:36
the GRE is my biggest concern but I look forward to applying!
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:42:05
Nicolle Applications are available one year in advance
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:42:22
if you're applying for fall 2021? Then you can start applying Fall 2020
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:42:39
Applications are good for one year
Danielle Stamper
01:42:58
How do we find out if our current place of employment is an approved practicum site?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:43:22
Danielle, we are still currently adding practicum sites but you can always email us to ask
Danielle Stamper
01:43:29
Thank you
Nicolle Rojo
01:43:55
Thank you! Do you think I could be able to start on spring 2021 ?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:44:06
Nicolle, we only admit once a year in the fall
Vaneza Sosa
01:44:15
Currently I’m working as a teacher. Do you suggest I take the year off due to the hours and face to face requirements?
Nicolle Rojo
01:44:24
Thank you!
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:44:34
Summer 2020 would be the latest gradation possible to be considered for Fall 2020
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:45:16
Vaneza, unless your teaching schedule is flexible and can accommodate the program courses and hours
Yanin Feijoo A
01:45:28
I am very glad with this zoom meeting, I appreciate your time for answering all our concern. We are exciting about this MS program and time is shorted and that is our big issue. Thanksssss a lot.
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:45:29
it might be something you should consider
Danielle Stamper
01:46:28
Those 1500 hours include the 20 hours per month, correct?
Garry Carnet
01:46:34
Can the letters of recommendation be mailed instead of upload them through the system?
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:47:05
Yes, Gary. Here is the mailing address: Florida International UniversityGraduate & International AdmissionsP.O. Box 659004Miami, FL 33265-9004
Nicolle Rojo
01:47:12
Can the letters of recommendation be from my BCBA supervisors? I am currently a behavior therapist
Rosemary San Nicolas
01:47:22
Yes, Nicolle.
Nicolle Rojo
01:48:09
Thank you for all this information!
Andrea Green
01:49:24
wondering if the meeting was recorded? if so can we share the resource in case students were unable to attend?
Janice Garcia
01:49:26
Thank you advocating for this wonderful field and bringing this opportunity to FIU! I am really excited about this program
tahimiperez
01:49:37
Thank you for taking the time to provide us all this information.
Paloma Rodriguez
01:49:38
yes, Andrea, it was
maresazelaya
01:49:56
Thank you Ladies, it’s been very informative and also very motivating!!!
Andrea Green
01:50:02
Thanks
Sarahrodrirguez
01:50:02
Thank you so much for your time and availability! This meeting was very informative and helpful! Have a wonderful weekend!
Daniela Gomez
01:50:28
Thank you for doing this.
Lily
01:50:30
Thank you for taking this time with us!
Janet
01:50:34
I am soooo exciting about this program for students!!!!
Bonnie Vargas
01:50:42
Thank you so much you guys were so amazing and really thought everything through for the program. I am very glad this opportunity was created for us all!! <3
Oscar Jimenez
01:50:43
thank you for all the information!
Garry Carnet
01:50:50
Thank you !!
Elsa Aguilar
01:50:53
Thank you all!!!
ashley
01:50:55
Thank you.
Jesse Cabrera
01:50:57
Thank You!
Oscar Jimenez
01:50:57
have a blessed day everyone
Alexander Lopez
01:50:57
Thank you everyone!
Bonnie Vargas
01:51:00
Bye byeeee byeee