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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S.

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The coursework and practicum courses completed for the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis have been verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. ® as meeting the coursework and experience requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination ®, and is designated as a Verified Course Sequence (VCS). Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to apply. As of January 1, 2019, the VCS system will be managed by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.

The objectives of the program include mastery of basic behavior-analytic skills (measurement, experimental design, behavior-change considerations, fundamental elements of behavior change, specific behavior-change procedures, and behavior-change systems), client-centered responsibilities (identification of the problem, measurement, assessment, intervention, and implementation, management, and supervision), as well as mastery of foundational knowledge including the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts.

Program Academic Regulations

Evaluation of the student’s performance is continuous and involves consideration of the student’s performance in all academic settings. All courses must be completed with an earned grade of either an “S” or a “B” or higher. Inappropriate or unprofessional conduct by a student may result in the student being dropped from a course or the program. If such removal from a course is necessary, the student will receive the grade of “F” and may be judged ineligible to re-enroll in the course

Degree Requirements

Professional Studies (9 Hours)

Major (15 Hours)

Applied Practice (3 Hours)

Required (3 Hours)

Elective (9 Hours)

Students select nine semester hours of program-related coursework with consent of their advisor. The purpose of the elective hours is to enable students to shape a program of study to fit their individual intellectual interests. The student and the advisor will discuss potential coursework options in line with the student’s individual goals.

Program Total: Minimum of 36 Semester Hours