Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 33

Required Courses:

Core Courses
ABA 5302Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Effective Teaching Strategies3
ABA 5303Ethics and Applied Behavior Analysis3
ABA 5304Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis3
ABA 5305Single Subject Research Design3
ABA 5676Applied Behavior Analysis3
ABA 8787Seminar on Verbal Behavior3
Elective 13
Practica 2
ABA 9387Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis6
Master's Thesis
EDUC 9996Thesis Credits: Masters6
Total Credit Hours33

Advisor's approval required.


Students are required to take two 150-hour practica for 3 credits each: ABA 9387 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis. Acceptable practicum sites are those engaged in applied behavior analysis practice/research with the ability to provide ongoing supervision to students in the discipline. A list of approved sites is available, although other sites can be approved by the program.

Culminating Events:
Master's Thesis:
Students are required to conduct a rigorous behavior-analytic project. They write a report in publication format and then present the project and its findings in a formal defense before program faculty.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.