Applied Behavior Analysis

If you have dreamed of helping people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, this could be the program you’ve been looking for. Georgian Court University’s M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis is one of a limited number of programs in the country and offers the comprehensive foundation needed to make an impact on people with disabilities. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®.


  • Required courses (24 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)

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



  • ABA501 Ethical & Professional Conduct (3)
  • ABA502 Measurement & Experimental Design (3)
  • ABA503 Experimental Analysis of Behavior (3)
  • ABA504 Philosophy of Behaviorism (3)
  • ABA510 Behavior Assessment (3)
  • ABA511 ABA I: Behavior Change Procedures (3)
  • ABA512 ABA II: Advanced Behavior Change Procedures (3)
  • ABA513 Verbal Behavior (3)

Recommended Electives (choose 15 credits):

  • ABA514 Behavioral Interventions for Autism (3)
  • ABA529 Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis (1–3)
  • ABA550 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (3–6)
  • EDC5301 Nature & Needs of Individuals with Autism & Pervasive Disorders (3)
  • EDC5302 Strategies for Teaching Children with Autism & Developmental Disabilities (3)
  • EDC5303 Social Communication Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
  • EDC5304 Assessment & Curricular Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
  • EDC5305 Treatment & Intervention for Asperger Syndrome (3)

“The dual degree undergraduate programs have thoroughly prepared me for my master’s degree and my career in counseling in many ways. I have gained time management skills, practical experience in my field, and the knowledge that I will utilize in my career. College has not only been a source of socialization and learning for me, but a true portrayal of what my life will be like out in the workforce.”

Nathalia Lopez
Nathalia Lopez ’14, Dual Degree in Psychology (Georgian Court) and Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Rutgers University)