M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis
The M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis enables students to effectively analyze, understand and guide change in human behavior from a systematic, data-driven approach.
This program is intended for a variety of professionals including special education teachers, school psychologists, social workers, case managers, and those interested in other education and behavioral health disciplines. It prepares clinical and educational leaders in the field of evidence-based interventions using behavior analytic theory and techniques. It also prepares education and behavioral health practitioners to be more effective in their respective disciplines, and increase their marketability.
Students have the opportunity to partake in exciting and instructive practicum opportunities in cooperation with local education agencies (LEAs), the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, and regional mental-health and behavioral health providers.
Upon successful completion of the program and BACB practicum hour requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s (BACB) national certification examination and practice as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), pending BCBA program approval. In order to sit for the BCBA certification exam, students must have earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students should also refer to the BACB website for additional requirements or meet with a Drexel Applied Behavior Analysis program staff member.