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. Students complete the six-course sequence that readies them to take the Behavior Analysis Certification Board exam and four additional courses in behavior analysis. These latter courses explore the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis in more depth, and address its philosophical underpinnings.
Students typically take two courses each academic term. Changes in this program of study must be approved by the program director.
A representative program in which the student takes two courses during the academic year 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
Spring Year 1
CAEP 6334 Applied Programming 1
CAEP 6331 Advanced Learning 1
CAEP 6336 Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research 1
CAEP 6329 Service Administration
Fall Year 2
CAEP 6332 Advanced Learning 2
CAEP 6337 Systematic Inquiry in Applied Research 2
Spring Year 2
CAEP 6324 Programmed Learning
CAEP 6335 Applied Programming 2