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Applied Behavior Analysis


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Applied Behavior Analysis

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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.


College of Health and Wellness Professions



Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission



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Admissions Requirements


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: Thesis (45 credits)

Core: 24 credit minimum: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Required Internship, 9 credits, course.

Electives: 3 credit minimum: COUN678, course, course, course

Research: 9 credit minimum. course, course

Graduate Plan: Comprehensive Exam (46 credits)

Core: 24 credit minimum: course, course, course, course, course, course, course, course. Required Internship, 9 credits, course. Comprehensive Exam Preparation, 4 credits, course, course.

Electives: 6 credit minimum: COUN 678, course, course, course

Research: 3 credit minimum: course

See program website for additional information.

Program Learning Outcomes


Identify and use the most effective behavior change procedures within applicable ethical standards


Explain and behave in accordance with the philosophical assumptions of behavior analysis, such as the lawfulness of behavior, empiricism, experimental analysis, and parsimony.


Define and provide examples of behavioral principles, processes and concepts (annual).


Identify and address practical and ethical considerations in using various experimental designs (annual).


Interpret and base decision-making on data displayed in various formats (annual).


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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