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Applied Behavior Analysis

ABAI VCS PROGRAM logoThe Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA in ABA) program is designed for individuals who are seeking to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®). Students accepted into the program will acquire the knowledge and competencies to design and deliver effective behavioral interventions across a variety of populations and settings, with a focus on individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (e.g., Autism).

The 39-credit program consists of coursework that focuses on content areas such as, the philosophy of behaviorism, basic and applied principles, research methodology, assessment and intervention strategies, ethical practice).

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified The MA in ABA core courses as meeting the coursework requirement for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Students will also need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Program faculty include Ph.D. level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA-D) with extensive experience in the areas of clinical services, education, and research across a variety of client populations including autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Faculty members are able to provide individualized attention to support students’ academic and career goals.

Required Courses
ABA501Ethical & Professional Conduct3
ABA502Measurement & Experimental Design3
ABA503Experimental Analysis of Behavior3
ABA504Philosophy of Behaviorism3
ABA505Generalization & Training3
ABA510Behavior Assessment3
ABA511Behavior Change Procedures I3
ABA512Behavior Change Procedures II3
ABA513Verbal Behavior3
Recommended Courses
Select 12 credits of the following:12
ABA514
Behavioral Interventions for Autism
ABA515
Stimulus Control
ABA529
Special Topics in ABA
ABA550
Practicum in Applied Behav. Analysis
ABA560
Research in Applied Behavior Analysis
SPS6106
Prac I: Consultation & Collaboration
Total Credits39

Students who earn a grade below a B- in any ABA course will be required to repeat that course. Students who earn two or more grades below a B- will be formally reviewed by program faculty and may be subject to academic dismissal.



For more information on program requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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