MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

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This is a 45 credit hour program that can be completed in five semesters (nine credit hours per semester). Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters and meet in the evening to accommodate working professionals.  

Students possessing a Master's degree in Psychology or Education can be considered for the Certification Only Program. This program comprises of 21 credit hours with students compeleting 9 credit hours a semester. The Certification Only Program will be completed over 3 semesters (fall, spring, summer).

Core Courses (18 credit hours)

All listed courses are 3-credit courses 

ABA 262     Principles of Behavior Analysis
ABA 263     Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
ABA 264     Behavioral Assessment
ABA 265     Behavioral Interventions
ABA 251     Theoretical Foundations
ABA 246     Ethics and Professional Issues

Elective Courses in Autism and Development Disabilities (12 credit hours)

ABA 267     Evidence-based Teaching
ABA 248     Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
ABA 268     Verbal Behavior
ABA 290     Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis
SPED 220  Introduction to Special Education
SPED 222  Characteristics of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
SPED 225  Introduction to Behavioral Disorders and Learning Disabilities
SPED 272  Schools, Families, Communities and Disabilities
SPED 276  Coordination of Cooperative Occumpational Programs

Practicum (15 credit-hours required, 3 credit hours per semester)

ABA 292     Supervised Practicum in ABA


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