MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

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This is a 45 credit-hour program that can be completed in 5 semesters (9 credit hours per semester). Courses are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Students possessing a Master’s degree can be considered for the Certificate Program, which consists of 36 credit hours taken over 4 semesters.

Core Courses (21 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
ABA 272     Supervision and Performance

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)

ABA 267     Evidence-based Teaching
ABA 242     Behavior Analysis of Child Development
ABA 248     Psychology of Developmental Disabilities
ABA 255     Applied Behavior Analysis
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 Occupational Programs

Practicum (15 credit-hours)

ABA 292     Supervised Practicum in ABA (6 credit hours)
ABA 293     Advanced Supervised Practicum (6 credit hours)
ABA 294     Advanced Practicum and Capstone (3 credit hours)

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