Applied Behavior Analysis M.S.
The Applied Behavior Analysis graduate degree program prepares students to work with a variety of exceptionalities, and across settings in addressing and intervening on challenging behaviors. The proposed ABA degree program meets the education requirements set forth by the Behavior Analysts Behavior Board (BACB) and verified through Applied Behavior Analysts International (ABAI), following successful completion of independent fieldwork hours.
The following curriculum outline is based on the verified course sequence for the 5th edition task list of the BACB for Applied Behavior Analysis programs. ABA 601-607 are the 7 required courses for the BACB.
|ABA 601||Concpts & Prin of Behav Analys||3|
|ABA 602||Ethics & Prof in Behav Analys||3|
|ABA 603||Measuring Eval Behav Change||3|
|ABA 604||Behavior Assessment||3|
|ABA 605||Behavior Change Procedures||3|
|ABA 606||Collab, Superv, & Mgmt in BA||3|
|ABA 607||Science and Philosophy of BA||3|
|ABA 608||Capstone: Applied Bahav Analys||3|
|ABA 609||Supervised Fieldwork in ABA||4|
|SPE 630||Design&Tech Differentiated Ins||3|
|SPE 700||SpecialEducation Law/Policy||3|
|SPE 701||Cog Proc: Resrch Brain Studies||3|
Students who are completing undergraduate degrees leading to the BS in Autism Behavioral Studies have the option to complete a combined MS in Special Education with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis degree in five years (including the summer term after the fourth year). Students electing this option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete the BS. They will be required to complete all the requirements for the normal MS, with the following additions/exceptions:
Students in the five year programs will have the option of taking up to 3 graduate courses that count toward the graduate degree while they are still enrolled as undergraduates.
Students in the five year program will be expected to take 2 courses during the summer between their senior year and the fifth year.
Students considering the five year programs should speak with their advisors and the graduate director as early as possible.