ABA graduate students must complete the following courses for an overall total of 57-61 quarter hours that include formal practicum training of 12 credit hours. Content courses are taken on a semi-fixed annual schedule during the students’ first year.
Prerequisites: PSY 300, 301, 362, 363, or approved equivalents. These courses may be taken concurrently with certain program courses. (Note: Math 130 or higher is required for PSY 362).
Methods and Statistics Credits. Choose one of the following three courses:
PSY 550 – Research in Natural Environments
PSY 555 - Design and Analysis for Applied Research
PSY 558 - Advanced Statistics
Theory and Research Credits. Choose at least two of the following three courses:
PSY 541- Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY 576 - Comparative Psychology
PSY 578 - Applied Physiological Psychology
Other Required Courses:
PSY 551- Behavior Analysis
PSY 553 - Single-subject Design
PSY 554 - Behavioral Interventions
PSY 562 - Advanced Principles of Learning
The MS Experimental Psychology ABA specialization program is currently submitting its application for the coursework requirements to The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. We expect to receive approval for these courses within the year, as yet the program is not pre-approved by the BACB.