Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Analysis

Tanja N.
Tanja N. Class of 2016

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Program Overview

On Campus

The Master of Science in Applied Behavioral program prepares you to sit for the board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) exam and pursue a career as a behavior analyst. The curriculum includes a six course sequence verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and four additional courses that are aligned to research and the work of an applied behavioral analyst.

Behavior analysts provide services to individuals, families, group homes, schools, mental health agencies, hospitals, industrial and business settings, and other agencies working with individuals who require intensive behavioral training and/or consultation. This program is designed to prepare you for acceptable behavior management techniques and strategies to be used in a wide range of settings. You’ll be required to develop, implement, analyze, and evaluate, behaviorally accepted methods for positive behavior change across various environments.

Information about becoming certified through the BACB can be found at www.bacb.com.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate knowledge and skill in the identification of the function of the behavior and the development of an intervention addressing the function of the behavior.
  • Integrate data-based decisions using behavioral analytic approaches to increase and decrease target behaviors.
  • Examine special education law and its relevance with behavioral assessments and interventions.
  • Engage in behavioral consultation in the school setting.
  • Collaborate with school personnel to develop a Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan.
  • Investigate the concept of school culture and its impact on all stakeholders, internal and external.

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Osvaldo A.
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