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Program Overview

BACB course sequence approvedM.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis

The M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis is a flexible program that admits both full-time and part-time students.

The program consists of 31.5 credits, a 12-credit concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders or 12-credits of practicum, and a 6-credit capstone course sequence totaling 49.5 credits. The course sequence for this program has been certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, an international non-profit organization responsible for disseminating professional standards in the behavior analysis field.

Students will have the option to complete their practicum at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and in regional mental and behavioral health care provider agencies. Additional practicum opportunities may include local EI programs, educational agencies and residential and community behavioral health providers.

The research and expertise of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute and program staff are published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and other top-tier behavioral and school psychology journals. This experience will give students an exciting opportunity to publish their master’s, or mentor supported research projects. Students will have access to the interdisciplinary aspects of university-wide resources associated with this field.