Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Expo Poster Session #116
Graduate Training Programs
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 PM–10:30 PM
W375a-d (McCormick Place Convention Center)
1. Western MIchigan University: Industrial-Organizational Psychology Master's Program
HEATHER M. MCGEE (Western Michigan University), Alyce M. Dickinson (Western Michigan University)
Abstract: The master's degree program in I/O Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University prepares students, through a combination of classroom and practical training, for human resource and organizational development positions in business, consulting, and human service organizations. Students may elect a program of study that enables them to enter the work force after graduation or pursue doctoral training. Many graduates of the program continue their training in our behavior analysis Ph.D. program, studying with the same faculty members who advised them in the master's program. Graduates who seek employment after receiving the M.A. degree are qualified for jobs that involve personnel training and development, productivity and safety improvement, quality enhancement, work process improvement and organizational systems analysis. These jobs are usually found in human resource departments, process management departments, or consulting firms. The program requires the completion of 36 credit hours. The conceptual basis of the program is behavior analysis. Thus, evidence-based environmental-change strategies are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Program options There are two options in the program: •The practicum option prepares students to enter the work force when they graduate and requires a minimum of 6 credit hours of practicum. •The thesis option prepares students for doctoral training and requires students to conduct a 6-credit hour research study.
2. ABA Master's Program at CSU Fresno
MARIANNE L. JACKSON (California State University, Fresno), Amanda N. Adams (Central California Autism Center), Criss Wilhite (California State University, Fresno), Jonpaul D. Moschella (California State University, Fresno)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program at Fresno State is a part of the Psychology Department and housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. Our program has a number of exciting campus facilities including the Central California Autism Center, a newly constructed building, and state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories. Our students receive extensive education in the philosophy, principles, research methods, and applications of ABA, as well as intensive practicum experience that includes early and intensive behavioral intervention for children with Autism, the reduction of a wide range of intensive problem behaviors, general skills acquisition, social skills training methods, and parent training. Additional faculty research interests include verbal behavior, perspective taking, health, sport, and fitness interventions, and environmental sustainability.
3. Applied Behavior Analysis at Aurora University
STEPHEN F. WALKER (Aurora University), Autumn N. McKeel (Aurora University)
Abstract: The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Aurora University prepares individuals to address significant challenges in today’s society. The ABA program emphasizes a natural science approach to the study of human behavior. The program will introduce students to ways of viewing everyday behavior that differs from the way behavior is typically talked about in everyday speak. Students will be introduced to the basic research that serves as the foundation for applied behavior analysis, and how basic research has given rise to effective behavioral treatments addressing behavioral challenges. Students will have the opportunity to exercise skills learned in the classroom at practicum sites that have been selected because of the high quality services and the range of experiences the sites provide.
4. Applied Behavior Analysis at Central Washington University
WENDY A. WILLIAMS (Central Washington University), Sadie L. Lovett (Central Washington University)
Abstract: CWU offers a Master of Science degree in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in ABA. The program is designed to meet the coursework requirements necessary to sit for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board’s® (BACB®) examination. Graduate students are prepared for a professional career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®); including hands-on training with adults and children with developmental disabilities. Students are trained to provide programmatic habilitative services by addressing the goals of mastering new skills and ameliorating behavioral problems. Degree requirements focus on integrating foundational and specialized coursework with practical experience in real world settings. In addition, the program arranges approximately 800 hours of BCBA®-supervised internship. The program emphasizes ABA intervention across the entire lifespan. Internship sites have included the Ellensburg and Selah School Districts, The Trellis Center for Adults with Autism (occupational habilitation center), Children’s Village in Yakima, WA, and NW Behavior Associates and Blueprints, Inc. in Seattle, WA. Graduates must complete additional internship hours to be eligible to sit for the BCBA® exam. Students interested in obtaining a Masters degree in other fields (e.g. Special Education, School Psychology or Family Studies) may enroll in the ABA courses and work toward meeting the BACB® ‘s academic requirements.
5. Applied Behavior Analysis at CSUN; Master's in Behavioral Clinical Psychology (California State University, Northridge)
ELLIE KAZEMI (California State University, Northridge), Tara A. Fahmie (California State University, Northridge), Debra Berry Malmberg (California State University, Northridge)
Abstract: The Behavioral Clinical Psychology Master's program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) provides high quality graduate education and practical training in Applied Behavior Analysis. We designed the curriculum to meet the needs of students who wish to become effective and professional scientist-practitioners to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our students received two years of coursework in behavior analytic concepts, behavior measurement, intervention methods, as well as advanced coursework in human development, pathways to psychopathology, research methodology, and ethics and family relations. Our students complete a series of oral examinations as well as a culminating project prior to graduation. Our dedicated faculty, supervise students through various community-based university practica experiences and research projects. While we prepare our students to practice as Master's level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), we also provide the research experience and foundations necessary for students who wish to pursue rigorous doctoral programs nationwide.
6. Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University
THEODORE A. HOCH (George Mason University), Christine Hoffner Barthold (George Mason University), Kristy Park (George Mason University)
Abstract: George Mason University houses an Undergraduate Minor in Applied Behavior Analysis, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Master's Degree in Special Education with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as opportunities to earn the BCBA-D credential. We offer practicum and research opportunities at all levels. Faculty from our BACB Approved Applied Behavior Analysis training programs will be present to talk with all interested parties.
7. Applied Behavior Analysis in Downtown Chicago: MS and PhD Programs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
DIANA J. WALKER (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), John W. Eshleman (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Scott A. Herbst (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Jennifer Klapatch (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Fawna Stockwell (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Abstract: Stop by our poster and learn about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Downtown Chicago! We offer MS and PhD degrees in ABA. Our MS in ABA program includes a BACB-approved course sequence and diverse practicum training opportunities working with a variety of populations in a variety of settings. Our PhD in ABA program prepares students to teach and conduct research in university settings, as well as to become lead practitioners and consultants in the field. Both programs provide a solid foundation in the science and philosophy of behavior analysis. We have a faculty with diverse interests and expertise, and we encourage our students to apply behavior analysis and analyze behavior in novel ways. The school is located right on the river in downtown Chicago, easily accessible by public transportation. There are numerous opportunities to learn and apply behavior analysis, to enjoy views of the river and downtown Chicago from the classrooms, and to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer!

Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Georgian Court University

DAVID M. WILSON (Georgian Court University), Christopher J. Perrin (Georgian Court University, Melmark), Stephen M. Levine (Georgian Court University), Theresa Brown (Georgian Court University)

This poster provides an overview of the programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Georgian Court University. The psychology department offers both an undergraduate concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Master of Arts graduate program. The programs at both levels are designed to provide students with the knowledge and competencies to deliver effective behavioral programs to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Courses provide training in the philosophy of behaviorism, basic and applied principles, assessment and intervention strategies, as well as ethical practice in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs include course sequences and a practicum option that have been preapproved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. therefore, students may be eligible to sit for the certification exam upon graduation. Georgian Court Universitys values-based approach to education creates a personalized, positive experience where each student is encouraged and supported to challenge themselves and succeed.

9. Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Regis College
Abstract: Regis College offers a 45 credit Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis. Students enrolled in our MS in ABA program will learn how to apply behavior-analytic procedures to solve behavioral problems of social importance and improve conditions for dependent or at-risk populations. Our programs are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the science of learning across diverse applications and allow students to specialize in an area(s) of interest during their practicum experience. A fundamental assumption underlying the ABA Program at Regis College is that students need multiple opportunities to gain practical experience to apply theory to practice. We prepare students to become effective practitioners through three semesters of supervised practicum at sites located in the community as well as completing a culminating thesis. Students can complete the MS in ABA program in as little as 2 years of full-time study. Our programs are designed to both prepare students to effectively enter the workforce upon graduation and provide a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue doctoral work in behavior analysis.
10. Behavior Analysis and Behavior Therapy Graduate Training Programs at Eastern Michigan University
JAMES T. TODD (Eastern Michigan University), Aimee Moore (Eastern Michigan University), Chelsea Dore (Eastern Michigan University), Caitlyn Sorensen (Eastern Michigan University)
Abstract: Eastern Michigan University offers graduate education in clinical behavior analysis and behavior therapy at the master's level (2 years, thesis optional) and the doctoral level (APA accredited, 5 years with 4 years of tuition and stipend support) levels. The program is supported by seven behavioral faculty members with specialties in anxiety disorders, autism, basic behavior analysis, child and family therapy, sexual deviance treatment, and developmental disabilities. An on-campus psychology clinic and various basic and applied laboratory facilities are available. The graduate course of study prepares the graduate to be a BCBA and for licensure at the master's and doctoral levels. A master's in experimental psychology, including options for behavioral research is available (thesis required).

Behavior Analysis at Auburn University

TYLER GODSY (Auburn University), Odessa Luna (Auburn University ), Sacha T. Pence (Auburn University), John T. Rapp (Auburn University)

The Department of Psychology at Auburn University offers a non-thesis program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The full-time program requires three consecutive semesters (12 months) of coursework and intensive practicum training. Practicum training involves a practicum course, small group supervisory sessions, and individual supervisory meetings. Students receive training at multiple sites, including an inclusive preschool, behavioral assessment and treatment clinic, parent and in-home training for foster, adoptive, and birth families, and a school-based treatment facility for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Agency Fellowships are available to qualified students. These fellowships are sponsored by public and private human service agencies in Alabama and around the country. The fellowship helps pay for tuition and provides the student a monthly stipend. Students accepting fellowships agree to work for the sponsoring agency for one year immediately following graduation. Auburn's application deadline is February 15th and interested students can learn more about our admission process at

12. Behavior Analysis at Missouri State University
ANN ROST (Missouri State University), David Wayne Mitchell (Missouri State University)
Abstract: The Department of Psychology, in conjunction with Special Education, now offers a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program allows students to specialize in application with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as provides training and research opportunities for those students interested in doctoral study. This is a two year, five semester, program that includes practicum work. Students will complete the necessary coursework to prepare them to meet certification requirements.
13. Behavior Analysis at Rowan University
MICHELLE ENNIS SORETH (Rowan University), Mary Louise E. Kerwin (Rowan University), Bethany R. Raiff (Rowan University)
Abstract: Rowan University is a rapidly growing public university located in southern New Jersey, approximately 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia. Rowan currently offers Behavior Analyst Certification Board ®, Inc (BACB®) approved undergraduate and graduate coursework sequences for the BCaBA and BCBA. The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 36 credit hour program that fulfills the degree and coursework requirements for the BCBA. The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) is an 18 credit hour program that fulfills coursework requirements for the BCBA for individuals who already possess a master’s degree in an approved field. The post-baccalaureate in ABA and undergraduate Specialization in Behavioral Services satisfy coursework requirements for the BCaBA. The training provided in Rowan’s on-campus undergraduate and graduate programs in behavior analysis are designed to provide students with a strong foundation in science of behavior and advanced skills in diverse applications of behavior analysis. Students are heavily involved in grant-supported faculty research and supervised fieldwork that represent a broad range of behavior analytic applications including pediatric feeding disorders, promotion of health behavior, drug & alcohol treatment, behavioral parent training, and the treatment of emotional/behavioral disorders, autism, and other developmental disabilities.
14. Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Wales
Jennifer L. Austin (University of South Wales), AIMEE GILES (University of South Wales), Richard May (University of South Wales)
Abstract: With close to 100 years of experience in higher education, the University of South Wales has played a significant role in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Wales. The university’s MSc in Behaviour Analysis and Therapy, housed with the School of Psychology, is designed to equip students with a solid foundation in cutting-edge behaviour analytic research and practice skills. Our course team have a range of specialisations, ensuring that students gain an understanding of the scope of behaviour analytic science and application. The program is approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board and includes 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation. The university’s on-campus clinic, combined with partnerships with local schools and service providers, provide a wealth of settings and populations for research and practical experience.
15. Brandman University Pre-approved BCBA Course Series
MICHAEL WEINBERG (Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC )
Abstract: The Brandman University Program offers the BCBA course sequence for those seeking certification at the Masters level (Courses EDN9005-9010), in a self-paced, online format. Exam Prep and Mock Exams are offered to students as supplemental material. Brandman University arranges for supervised experience hours, and matches the student with a qualified supervisor, which may be provided online via our Onsync System. Oversight and instruction for the courses is provided by Dr. Michael Weinberg. Dr. Weinberg received his Ph.D. in 1985 in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior program at Temple University, and B.A. in psychology and ABA in 1977 at the E. K. Shriver Center and Northeastern University. He has been on the part-time faculty of Temple University’s Psychology Department, and is adjunct faculty at St. Joseph’s University and Salem State University. Dr. Weinberg is a licensed psychologist in three states, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst- Doctoral, with over 30 years of experience providing behavior analysis services and intervention to many client populations, ages, and behavior problems. He is founder and president of Orlando Behavior Health Services, LLC and has published articles and book chapters in behavior analysis including juvenile justice, functional analysis, and reactive attachment disorder and other areas.
16. California State University, Sacramento: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
MEGAN R. HEINICKE (California State University, Sacramento), Becky Penrod (California State University, Sacramento), Caio F. Miguel (California State University, Sacramento)
Abstract: The program at Sacramento State prepares students to practice as M.A.-level board certified behavior analysts, as well as enter doctoral programs in Applied Behavior Analysis or Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Our program is known for its focus on training a small group of scientist practitioners. Most of our graduates publish their research in peer reviewed journals. Our facilities include human and animal (rats) operant laboratories, and a clinical suite for treatment research. Students obtain clinical experience at approved paid internship sites providing early intervention services to children with autism. The ABA program coursework fulfills the requirements to sit for the national certification exam in Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
17. Capilano University Bachelor of Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism
RICHARD A. STOCK (Capilano University ), Brenda Fossett (Capilano University)
Abstract: The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis - Autism is a unique degree program in British Columbia. At this time, it is the only baccalaureate program in Western Canada that blends rigorous academic training and professional supervised experience. This program has tremendous potential to improve the lives of families who are currently struggling to find competent professionals in the field of behaviour analysis. At present it is estimated that 1 in 88 children meet the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and applied behaviour analysis is the only scientifically validated treatment that has been shown to be effective. In British Columbia alone, there are nearly 1,000 children under the age of 6 and 6,000 children over the age of 6 who receive funding from the Ministry of Child and Family Development for services, and many of these families cannot access well-trained professionals. Graduates of the program will have completed academic coursework and supervised experience towards eligibility to write the Behavior Analyst Certification (BACB) exam to become an assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) and work under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
18. Centre for Applied Disability Studies Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Opportunities
ALISON ROTHWELL (Brock University), Maurice Feldman (Centre for Applied Disability Studies, Brock University  )
Abstract: Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, offers two Masters Degrees in Applied Disability Studies with in ABA. These programs allow both full-time (2-years) and part-time study (3-years). Both the MA and MADS offers the BACB approved graduate level coursework necessary to apply for certification as a BCBA. Students have the option of applying for two types of Masters degrees: a Masters of Arts (MA) which requires a MA thesis and is geared towards students interested in research careers pursuing a Ph.D.; and a Masters in Applied Disability Studies (MADS), which is for professionals. We also have a Grad Diploma that is for students with a Masters degree who wish to take the BACB approved course sequence for BCBA. For students who pursue a MA degree, stipends and bursaries are typically awarded. MADS courses are geared towards students who work full-time and are offered one weekend per month blended with online study in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa. Eligibility requirements for admission to the Masters programs include a 4 year Bachelors degree in a related area of study and relevant field experience. Two Ph.D programs (Clinical Psychology and Applied Disability Studies/ABA) are under development.
19. Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles: MS and PhD programs in Applied Behavior Analysis
LESLIE A. MORRISON (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus)
Abstract: The Chicago School, Los Angeles (TCS LA) MS and PhD programs in ABA were launched in Fall 2008 at the Southern California campus. The program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals wanting to obtain comprehensive graduate training in Behavior Analysis. The TCS LA ABA program is designed to prepare students in a wide variety of specialization areas. Coursework covers all domains of Behavior Analysis including ABA, EAB, Service Delivery and Theory and Philosophy. Program requirements include: thesis, applied project, dissertation, comprehensive examinations, and practicum.
20. Clinical Health/Pediatric School Psychology Doctoral Programs With ABA Specialty at East Carolina University
JEANNIE A. GOLDEN (East Carolina University), Emmi Scott (East Carolina University)
Abstract: East Carolina University has pediatric school and clinical health psychology programs that lead to a Ph.D. in health psychology and eligibility for licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Psychologist. Students are admitted to one of two concentrations within the program: Behavior Medicine or Pediatric School Psychology. Students can elect to specialize in Applied Behavior Analysis and take a series of courses that will make them eligible for certification as a nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The program is a five-year, full-time, post-baccalaureate program. The 105 semester hour curriculum includes the following components: a core curriculum focusing on the biological, social, and cognitive-affective bases of behavior, health psychology and behavioral medicine, and research (statistics and research design); courses specific to the students chosen concentration, including courses on health assessment and intervention and applied behavior analysis; a series of research experiences culminating in an empirical dissertation and completion of a one-year pre-doctoral internship meeting the requirements of the APA and/or the Association of Psychology Pre-doctoral and Internship Centers.
21. Graduate Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College
TINA SIDENER (Caldwell College), April N. Kisamore (Caldwell College), Jason C. Vladescu (Caldwell College), Ruth M. DeBar (Caldwell College), Sharon A. Reeve (Caldwell College), Kenneth F. Reeve (Caldwell College)
Abstract: Caldwell College, a private liberal arts college located in a quiet suburban New Jersey community 20 miles from New York City, is home to three graduate programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The Post-Master’s Program in ABA consists of a BACB-approved eight-course curriculum (24 credits). These same courses make up the core of the 45-credit Master's program in ABA. Building on the success of these programs, Caldwell College also offers a 45-credit post-Master’s in ABA Ph.D. program (90 credits total). Students in the MA and Ph.D. programs are required to complete a research thesis and dissertation, respectively. Both graduate programs prepare students to work in a variety of applied and academic settings. Caldwell College is also home to the state-of-the-art Center for Autism and ABA, which provides a BACB-approved practicum experience (optional for graduate students), and both basic and applied research opportunities, while serving the autism community. New Jersey also boasts many successful private agencies and public school programs that work with Caldwell College to support training in behavior analysis and to provide additional practicum experience.
22. Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism program (LIDA) at Sam Houston State University
AMANDA BOSCH (Sam Houston State University), Kristina Vargo (Sam Houston State University)
Abstract: The Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism program (LIDA) at Sam Houston State University is a BACB-approved course sequence that provides training to acquire either an M.A., M.Ed., or post-Master's certificate. The program provides all of the coursework and practicum required in order to be eligible to take the BCBA exam. The program has been designed for working professionals. Classes are offered in the evenings and during the summer at the campus in Huntsville and at the University Center in The Woodlands. New and exciting changes are occurring in the program as we modify the course sequence and curriculum, create new research and practicum sites, and increase the potential for student funding.
23. Masters Program in ABA at the University of Nebraska-Omaha
JENNIFER M. KOZISEK (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Mark D. Shriver (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Lisa Kelly-Vance (University of Nebraska-Omaha)
Abstract: The Applied Behavior Analysis Program (ABAP) is a collaborative program managed jointly through the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) School Psychology Program and the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Centers (UNMC) Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI). Each departments faculty contributes unique experience and expertise in the areas of applied behavior analysis. The ABAP trains students in an applied behavioral analytic orientation to provide much needed services for children with behavioral disabilities. In addition, the ABAP prepares students to be mental health practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills related to the provision of behavioral therapy for children. Students who graduate from the program will be eligible to sit for the examination for certification as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), as the ABAP course sequence and practicum experience have been approved the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board. Furthermore, graduates will have obtained the prerequisites for Provisional Licensure as a Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) in the state of Nebraska. The ABAPs mission is to graduate students who have met high levels of academic excellence relevant to the knowledge and skills of applied behavior analysis.
24. Masters in Behavior Analysis Program at LIU Post
JOHN C. NEILL (Long Island University), Gerald Lachter (Long Island University)
Abstract: Long Island University, Post campus, has a new masters in behavior analysis program. Students can get hands on research experience in behavior of human and non-human subjects, including pigeons, mice and rats in our state-of-the-art animal behavior laboratories. In addition, students who wish to work with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders will discover a rich network of contacts and placements that allow practicum experience working with diverse populations. Faculty interests include experimental analysis of animal and human behavior, applied behavior analysis and the neurosciences. Some of our recent Masters students have gone on to PhD programs in behavior analysis and are now working in the Long Island area, and networking opportunities are extensive. Students may also obtain a certificate in applied behavior analysis, which will prepare them for the educational requirements for possible board certification in behavior analysis.
25. Master of Science in Behavior Analysis at Briar Cliff University
COREY S. STOCCO (Briar Cliff University)
Abstract: We designed the Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program at Briar Cliff University to prepare students for careers as behavior analysts across a variety of populations and settings. Courses focus on the principles of behavior and their flexible application to a wide variety of socially significant problems. Students get hands-on practica experiences in different areas: working with individuals with autism, working on sports skills with college athletes, and working on professional skills with college students. The program faculty includes Stephanie Hood, Todd Knealing, and Corey Stocco. The approximate timeline for program completion is 2 years.
26. Masters Programme in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the Bangor University, Wales UK
MARGUERITE L. HOERGER (Bangor University), J. Carl Hughes (Bangor University), Sandy Toogood (Wales Centre for Behaviour Analysis and University of Wales, Bangor), Stephen J. Noone (Bangor University), Elin Mair Walker Jones (Bangor University)
Abstract: In 2003 we developed the first Masters course in Applied Behaviour Analysis in Europe. The course is designed and taught by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) as providing content eligibility for students to sit the full BCBA exam (3rd Task List). In line with the British University system, the course is offered at three levels: Post-graduate Certificate, Post-graduate Diploma, and Masters. In the design and running of the course we have attempted to use behavioural principles in the instructional materials, learning environments, and in the assessment of students learning. We utilise computer based instructional packages, direct instruction, and, Precision Teaching approaches, such as SAFMEDS and Standard Celeration Charting. The course can be taken in one year or on a part-time basis (either two or three years in duration). Each year we enrol approximately 60-70 students from a wide range of backgrounds: early autism intervention projects, challenging behaviour units, social services, special education, and new graduates. Our main aim is to make a significant contribution to training competent behaviour analysts in Europe.
27. National University of Ireland, Galway, PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis
MEGHAN BRAHM (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Abstract: The Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Behaviour Analysis is a structured four-year Ph.D programme of study. This qualification articulates with the existing Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis, thereby ensuring that graduates possess high level research skills in both practice and research. The programme combines a Ph.D thesis with the taught academic components and supervised work experience of the existing MSc programme. Graduates will therefore be qualified to work in the full spectrum of applied (educational and clinical), research, and academic settings.

Online Graduate Education in ABA at The Sage Colleges

DANA R. REINECKE (The Sage Colleges), Benjamin C. Mauro (The Sage Colleges, Center for Applied Behavior Analysis)

The Center for Applied Behavior Analysis (CABA) at The Sage Colleges offers a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism, as well as a Certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis for candidates who already have a Masters degree in a related field. Both programs are delivered completely online, allowing students to learn from any location. Full-time and adjunct faculty teach from all over the United States and Canada. CABA provides a BACB-approved course sequence in both programs, preparing students to sit for the BACB exam. An optional practicum sequence provides the opportunity to get supervised experience, or students can obtain experience on their own. The Masters program includes additional coursework specific to autism and research. All students are encouraged to design and conduct individual research projects as part of their coursework. Although our programs are delivered entirely online, we strive to foster faculty-student relationships, as well as student interactions throughout the program.

29. Penn State Harrisburg Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
JULIE A. ACKERLUND BRANDT (Penn State Harrisburg), Kimberly A. Schreck (Penn State Harrisburg), Richard M. Foxx (Penn State)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg is a growing program that aims to a.) instruct graduate students in the basic principles, theories, and research methodology of Applied Behavior Analysis and Experimental Analysis of Behavior; b.) teach procedures for the systematic application of behavioral technology in natural environments; and c.) provide practical experience in behavior assessment, and designing, implementing, and evaluating behavioral intervention programs. The graduate-level course sequence has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BCBA) and includes internship and research opportunities. This program is unique in Pennsylvania and offers the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty and is intended for both full-time and part-time students. The overall training model emphasizes the core areas of the discipline including the scientific basis of behavior analysis, as well as, how biological, social, and individual differences affect human behavior. Training emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills. The program provides a strong foundation in ABA which prepares students to seek employment as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or to apply for admission into a Ph.D. program to continue advanced study in applied behavior analysis or the experimental analysis of behavior.
30. Post Graduate Opportunities in Behavior Analysis in Norway
INGUNN SANDAKER (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences), Erik Arntzen (Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences)
Abstract: Post-Graduate Training at the Program for Learning in Complex Systems, OAUC, Norway The Program for Learning in complex systems at the Institute of Behavioral Science, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences offers post-graduate training in behavior analysis. We will present details about the Master and the PhD program, which have been running respectively for 10 and four years.
31. Saint Louis University Applied Behavior Analysis Programs
JOLENE R. SY (Saint Louis University), Alyssa N. Wilson (Saint Louis University)
Abstract: We encourage you to apply to one of the three degree programs offered by Saint Louis University (SLU). Why choose SLU? We offer two master's degrees and a post-master's certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The programs offer face-to-face interaction with dedicated faculty, in-person classroom experience that allows students to practice professional and collegial skills necessary to be an effective practitioner, and rigorous coursework introduces the whole spectrum of ABA, rather than simply preparing for the certification exam. Students gain opportunities to integrate research, course work, and practice through practica and opportunities to participate in research team(s). SLU graduates have a BCBA exam pass rate higher than the national average. In addition, all SLU ABA program graduates have been offered jobs prior to graduation.
32. Science, Skinner, and Surf: Behavior Analysis at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
EMILY G. BLINN (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Kathleen L. Hodskins (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Billie J. Klein (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Christine E. Hughes (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Abstract: At the University of North Carolina Wilmington, we are dedicated to providing a well-rounded educational experience in the experimental analysis of behavior whether your subjects are human or nonhuman, in the lab or in the natural setting, engage in excessive behavior or need behavior shaped. We have two tracks in our Master's program in psychology in which students can study behavior analysis. All students take core courses in psychology, including statistics and research methods, and in behavior analysis, including learning, small-n design, applied behavior analysis, and conceptual foundations. In addition, students complete an empirical thesis with an individual faculty member. Students in our applied behavior analysis tract take additional courses in clinical psychology, complete a 10-week practicum course, and a 6-month internship. After graduating, the ABA students are eligible to sit for both the BACB certification exam and the NC licensure as a psychological associate. Students also participate in a weekly graduate seminar in advanced topics in behavior analysis, regional and state conferences, and in ABAI.
33. The University of Texas - Pan American: Board Certified Behavior Analyst Concentration/Certificate Program
ZINA A. ELURI (The University of Texas-Pan American), Frederick A. Ernst (The University of Texas-Pan American), Mark Winkel (The University of Texas-Pan American), Valerie Nicole Neeley (The University of Texas-Pan American), Valerie (Wendy) James-Aldridge (The University of Texas-Pan American)
Abstract: The Psychology Department in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at The University of Texas-Pan American offers two master's degree options in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. This program also offers a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Concentration for students interested in pursuing certification as a behavior analyst, while also obtaining a master's degree in Psychology. In addition, The University of Texas-Pan American offers a certificate program for individuals who have already obtained a master's degree in psychology or education and want to pursue certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The psychology department offers the curriculum that has been approved by the BACB and prepares students with the necessary coursework required to take the certification exam. This program consists of faculty who have broad experiences in working with animals and individuals. Many students have the opportunity to be crossed-trained in working with both animals in the Behavioral Neuroscience Lab or in the Gladys Porter Zoo and with individuals in the community or in the Rio Grande State Center, among other areas. For more information regarding this program, please contact Zina Eluri, PhD, BCBA-D at or visit the website at
34. Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Doctoral Training in Applied Behavior Analysis
CHRISTY WILLIAMS (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Wayne W. Fisher (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Joseph H. Evans (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Cathleen C. Piazza (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Valerie M. Volkert (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Nicole M. Rodriguez (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kevin C. Luczynski (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center), Suzanne M. Milnes (Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Abstract: Behavior analysis began as a subfield of psychology and over time has developed a number of unique assessments and treatment procedures that are not routinely covered in traditional psychology training programs. Behavior analysis has three primary branches: (a) behaviorism, which focuses on the world view or philosophy of behavior analysis; (b) the experimental analysis of behavior, which identifies and analyzes basic principles and processes that explain behavior; and (c) applied behavior analysis (ABA), which analyses and solves problems of social importance using the principles and procedures of behavior analysis. Our doctoral program provides instruction and training in all three of these areas, with a primary focus on applied behavior analysis with children, adolescents, and families. The guiding philosophy of the program is that learning is maximized by integrating didactic and experiential instruction such that principles and concepts are introduced in the classroom and immediately applied in coordinated clinical and research practica.
35. University of Oregon Graduate Training Program
TIFFANY KODAK (University of Oregon)
Abstract: The school psychology program at the University of Oregon is an APA-accredited program with a behavioral orientation. We offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence and intensive practicum experience that leads to eligibility to obtain certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. UO offers a master’s and doctoral degree in school psychology. The master’s degree requires 2 years of coursework and an internship. Students who earn their master’s degree are eligible for licensure as a school psychologist upon completion of their training. The doctoral degree includes 5 years of coursework and a 1-year internship. Students earning a doctorate degree are eligible for licensure as a psychologist. In addition, our program is in the process of developing a master’s program in applied behavior analysis. Our faculty members have expertise in a variety of areas within the field of behavior analysis including the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, early intervention, instructional design, and curriculum-based measurement.
36. University of Saint Joseph Behavior Analysis Programs
DEIRDRE LEE FITZGERALD (University of Saint Joseph), John D. Molteni (University of Saint Joseph)
Abstract: The Master of Arts program in Behavior Analysis is a BACB approved 45 credit graduate training experience culminating in a thesis research project. Students complete the program in two years full-time or three years part-time and have the option to conjointly enroll in a competency-based Supervised Experience in Behavior Analysis Track. In addition, the Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies at USJ offers a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate in Autism, Certification Preparation Track in ABA, and the Assistant Certification Preparation Track in ABA. Graduate students enjoy small classes that provide an intimate co-educational learning environment designed for a diverse group of working professionals, as well as personalized attention from knowledgeable professors who are recognized in their field. Competitive research assistantships, internships, and employment assistance are provided, as well.
37. Michigan State University: Graduate Training Programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders
SUMMER FERRERI (Michigan State University), Marisa H Fisher (Michigan State University), Josh Plavnick (Michigan State University)
Abstract: The Special Education Program at Michigan State University offers two online Graduate Programs of interest to individuals seeking a career in behavior analysis. The Master’s Degree with an endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs prepare students as scientist practitioners to develop, supervise, and deliver behavior analytic programming to children with autism and related disorders. Students in these programs complete several applied projects with individuals with disabilities and under the supervision of MSU faculty. The ASD coursework fulfills the requirements in the state of Michigan for a teaching endorsement in ASD. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the ABA course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Students can develop a program of instruction consisting of the Masters with ASD endorsement and ABA certificate, or can complete one of the two programs.
38. Applied Behavior Analysis and Temple Univesity
MATTHEW TINCANI (Temple University), Donald A. Hantula (Temple University), Philip N. Hineline (Temple University - Emeritus), Saul Axelrod (Temple University), Amanda Guld Fisher (Melmark)
Abstract: Temple University features interdisciplinary graduate programs in behavior analysis at master's and doctoral levels. Temple's nationally known behavior analysis faculty hold leadership positions in regional and national behavior analysis organizations, and their research regularly appears in the highest quality journals of the field. The M.S.Ed. Program in Applied Behavior Analysis, established in 1991, involves faculty in special education, school psychology, and psychology programs. M.S.Ed. ABA students complete practica in a variety of settings and learn applications of behavior analysis in drug treatment, behavioral safety, autism intervention, academic and functional assessment, and other areas. Students work closely with faculty on community and school-based research in the Philadelphia area. Doctoral training opportunities in special education, school psychology, and psychology are available with assistantship opportunities for doctoral students. Temple and Melmark, Inc., located in Berwyn, PA, have a collaborative partnership in which employees complete Board Certified Behavior Analyst coursework on Melmark's campus through Temple and receive BCBA supervision through Melmark.
39. Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Arkansas
ELIZABETH R. LORAH (University of Arkansas)
Abstract: The University of Arkansas currently offers a graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis offers a coursework sequence that has been pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The curriculum scope and sequence aligns with the current course requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The graduate certificate can be completed 100 percent online and within an 18-month time frame. In addition to the pre-approved course sequence, the University of Arkansas also offers an on-site practicum opportunity through the University of Arkansas ABA Family Service and Research Clinic. Within the clinic, students have the opportunity to work as instructors for learners with autism, while under the direction and supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts-Doctoral. The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Prospective students will need to be admitted to the University of Arkansas Graduate School. The Graduate School requires the scores from the Graduate Record Examination and a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the last 60 hours taken in the undergraduate program or evidence of an earned graduate degree.
40. Shenandoah University's Graduate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
BRANDON GREENE (Shenandoah University), Jason Herbert Craig (Grafton), Autumn Kaufman (Commonwealth Autism Services), Courtney L. Vaughan (The Aurora School)
Abstract: Shenandoah University is located less than an hour from the nation's capital in the heart of Virginia's historically rich Shenandoah Valley. In the Fall of 2013 it admitted its first class of students in its new Master's Program in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program is designed to accommodate "traditional" students as well as non-traditional students who may be working full or part time. In particular, classes are scheduled in the evening and the practicum requirements of the program are structured so that students can maintain gainful employment at sites where the professional staff closely collaborate with faculty to provide exceptional supervision for students. This arrangement provides financial support for 100% of the students while allowing them to accrue the experience necessary for practicum credit and to satisfy the experiential requirements of the BACB. The program can be completed in 4 semesters and offers coursework not only in the familiar areas of developmental disabilities but in areas at the cutting edge such as child welfare and foster care. In addition, the ABA Program at Shenandoah will be offering a BACB approved 6-course sequence for students who already have Master's degrees in related fields. All instruction is provided face-to-face, hands-on by experienced faculty and is not relegated to an on-line approximation or to an inexperienced graduate student.
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