M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Our program includes six required courses verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, supplemented by 18 credits fulfilled through a combination of practicum, research and elective courses. Students work with the graduate program director to develop an individual program of study.

To earn the master's degree in applied behavior analysis, students take a minimum of 12 courses (36 credits).

Required courses:

  • PSY510: Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • PSY520: Concepts and Principles
  • PSY530: Measurement, Data Analysis and Research Design
  • PSY540: Behavior Change Techniques and Procedures
  • PSY550: Behavioral Assessment and Selecting Interventions
  • PSY560: Systems, Management and Supervision
  • PSY570: Intensive Practicum (six credits) or 1,500 hours of supervision

Students also choose six of the following:

  • HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills
  • PSY511: History of Behaviorism
  • PSY513: Educational Psychology
  • PSY521: Health Psychology
  • PSY523: Autism Spectrum and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • PSY525: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY533: Organizational Behavior Management
  • PSY551: Critical Thinking and Decision Making in Psychology
  • PSY570: Intensive Practicum
  • PSY580: Individual Research
  • RHB508: Human Growth and Development
  • RHB513: Couples and Family Counseling
  • RHB520: Practicum and Seminar I: Motivational Interviewing
  • RHB540: Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability


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