MS Applied Behavior Analysis

The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program provides a strong foundation in applied behavior analysis—and seeks to bring the best of the discipline and practice of psychology and behavior analysis to understanding and enhancing the development of all children, and helping them meet their individualized needs. 

The ABA degree program, delivered in hybrid form, is committed to training future behavior analysts who are thoroughly prepared for service and practice in the 21st century and offers a holistic and integrated view of health care—one that treats the whole person and provides the opportunity to consult and collaborate with students from other medical-related disciplines. The program is also dedicated to preparing students to promote social justice through culturally responsive practice and advocacy to ensure equity for all children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
ABA 522 Developmental Psychology & Childhood Disorders 3
ABA 524 Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ABA 531 Theories of Learning and Behavior 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
Term 2
ABA 523 Pediatric Behavioral & Pharmacological Interventions 3
ABA 526 Single Case Experimental Design 3
ABA 528 Behavior Assessment 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
Term 3
ABA 525 Behavior Change & Systems Support 3
ABA 527 Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice 3
ABA 535 Clinical Supervision, Management & Training 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
ABA 683 Applied Research Project I 1
Term 4
ABA 536 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3
ABA 680 Comprehensive Exam (Practice Board Exam) 0
ABA 684 Applied Research Project II 2
 Total Hours36