Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS CURRICULUM
The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program prepares graduates to assume supervisory behavior analyst roles in service agencies and in private and public school settings, and to serve as independent consultants. After students complete the six-course sequence that readies them to take the Behavior Analysis Certification Board exam, they take four additional courses in behavior analysis. These courses explore the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis in more depth, and address its philosophical underpinnings.
Four standard programs of study are offered; students may take one or two courses each academic term and chose from a number of summer enrollment options. These options include taking one or two courses, or not enrolling at all.
A representative program in which the student takes two courses during the academic year and one course in the summer follows. Behavior Assessment and Research Design and Methods must be taken first as they are prerequisites for enrolling the remaining four courses. Similarly Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research 1 must be taken before Systematic Inquiry 2.
Sample Program Plan
Fall Year 1
CAEP 6327 Behavior Assessment
CAEP 6328 Research Design and Methods
CAEP 6336 Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research 1
Spring Year 1
CAEP 6334 Applied Programming 1
CAEP 6331 Advanced Learning 1
Fall Year 2
CAEP 6329 Service Administration
CAEP 6337 Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research 2
Spring Year 2
CAEP 6324 Programmed Learning
CAEP 6335 Applied Programming 2
CAEP 6332 Advanced Learning 2
The capstone for the program is the Professional Portfolio. This portfolio, which is complied electronically, documents the student’s acquisition of critical behavioral procedures.
*Curriculum Subject to Change