Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis: Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis provides: (a) coursework meeting the 5th edition requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification as approved Behavior Analyst Certification Board, (b) support in obtaining the experience required for Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification, and (c) opportunities for independent research.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in applied settings such as schools, hospitals, and other organizations as Applied Behavior Analysts.

Students will be required to complete 45 hours of designated course and practicum work including 10 hours of an intensive practicum experience and a Thesis (2 credits).

Students in this program take the following courses: 

Total Credits Required for Degree                                                                                                                            45

Core Requirements                                                                                                                                   24

  • ABA 501 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis                                 3
  • ABA 502 Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis                            3
  • ABA 503 Behavior Assessment Behavior-Change Procedures                      3
  • ABA 504 Behavior-Change Procedures                                                             3
  • ABA 505 Conceptual Analysis of Behavior                                                       3
  • ABA 506 Practice and Ethics in Behavior Analysis                                          3
  • ABA 507 Personnel Supervision and Management in Behavior Services   3
  • ABA 508 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 1                                                 3

Practicum (9 credits of ABA 581, 6 credits of ABA 582 for a total of 15 credits)                            15 

  • ABA 581 Behavior Analysis Practicum                                                               9
  • ABA 582 Advanced Behavior Analysis Practicum                                            6

Thesis & Research                                                                                                                                      6

  • ABA 589 Research in Behavior Analysis (offered at 2cr., total of 4 cr.)        4
  • ABA 599 Thesis                                                                                                      2

 

The typical course of studies is as follows:

Fall Courses

Winter Courses

Summer Courses

1st Year

ABA 501    ABA 502

ABA 503    ABA 581

Total Credits: 12

1st Year

ABA 504   ABA 505

ABA 506   ABA 581

Total Credits: 12

1st Year

ABA 507   ABA 589

ABA 581

Total Credits: 8

2nd Year

ABA 508    ABA 589

ABA 582

Total Credits: 8

2nd Year

ABA 599    ABA 582

 

Total Credits: 5

2nd Year

 

 

Total Credits: 0

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