7502 - Applied Behavior Analysis

General

Program Title
Applied Behavior Analysis
Degree Designation
MS
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
Online and On Campus
Program Description
This master of science program is designed for those students who desire advanced academic and professional training in behavior analysis. Students may specialize by taking electives in areas such as: autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, behavior therapy, functional analysis, or the experimental analysis of behavior.
Department(s)
Community Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy
College/School
School of Health and Human Services
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

    Notes

    2.75 Admission Deadline Specific to the Program. M.S. in ABA : February 1 for fall semester start date. See program web site for details. All students are required to complete a 750-hour clinical internship in an applied setting agreed upon by the student and the faculty advisor. Internship activities are under the direction of a faculty supervisor and an on-site supervisor. On-site supervision will be provided by a Licensed Psychologist (or equivalent) and or a BCBA certified behavior analyst or equivalent.

    Graduate Plan A

    Core: 45

    Electives: 24 credit minimum: ABA 597, ABA 541, ABA 630, ABA 633, ABA 634, ABA 635, ABA 636, ABA 643. Required Internship, 9 credits, ABA 697.

    Research: 3 credit minimum: CEEP 678, ABA 637, ABA 638, ABA 530

    Graduate Plan B

    Credits: 9 credit minimum. ABA 641, ABA 699

    Comments: 46

    Electives: 24 credit minimum: ABA 597, ABA 541, ABA 630, ABA 633, ABA 634, ABA 635, ABA 636, ABA 643. Required Internship, 9 credits, ABA 697. Comprehensive Exam Preparation, 4 credits, ABA 639, ABA 640.

    Research: 6 credit minimum: CEEP 678, ABA 637, ABA 638, ABA 530

    Graduate Plan C

    Comments: 3 credit minimum: ABA 641

    See program website for additional information.

    Learning Outcomes

    Objective
    Identify and use the most effective behavior change procedures within applicable ethical standards
    Objective
    Explain and behave in accordance with the philosophical assumptions of behavior analysis, such as the lawfulness of behavior, empiricism, experimental analysis, and parsimony.
    Objective
    Define and provide examples of behavioral principles, processes and concepts (annual).
    Objective
    Identify and address practical and ethical considerations in using various experimental designs (annual).
    Objective
    Interpret and base decision-making on data displayed in various formats (annual).
    Objective
    Make recommendations regarding outcomes and intervention strategies based upon such factors as: client preferences and culture, task analysis, current repertoires, supporting environments, constraints, social validity, assessment results and best available scientific evidence (annual).

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