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.

College/School

School of Health and Human Services

Status

Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Notes

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: course, 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: course, course, course, course

Research: 3 credit minimum: course

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).

Degree Maps

Major Code

8004

Program Code

7502