Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

The M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program’s fully online curriculum is paired with required clinical experiences to provide a rigorous, yet flexible program that prepares students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and New York State Licensed Behavior Analysts. Applied Behavior Analysts utilize the science and principles of behavior to aid individuals with a variety of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. Students may acquire field experience in a variety of settings, including schools, residential facilities, healthcare organizations, or community settings. Students may enroll full or part-time and can complete the 41-credit program in as little as two years.

Program Design

Courses are taught through online instruction.

Core Courses

  • APPL-6005     Applied Behavior Analysis I (3 credits)
  • APPL-6010     Applied Behavior Analysis II (3 credits)
  • APPL-6015     Single Subject Design and Measurement (3 credits)
  • APPL-6020     Developing and Increasing Socially Significant Behaviors (3 credits)
  • APPL-6025     Functional Behavior Assessment (3 credits)
  • APPL-6030     Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • APPL-6035     Supervision and Staff Training (3credits)
  • APPL-6040     Maintaining Client Records in ABA (2 credits)
  • EDUC- 6045   Teaching Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • APPL-6045     Autism Spectrum Disorder & Evidence Based Practices (3 credits)

Thesis and Capstone

  • APPL-7001     ABA Capstone I (2 credits)
  • APPL-7002     ABA Capstone II (2 credits)
  • APPL-7003     ABA Capstone III (2 credits)
  • APPL-7005     Practicum I (3 credits)
  • APPL-7010     Practicum II (3 credits)


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