Program Requirements - Applied Behavior Analysis

The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis requires a minimum of 39 semester hours, including 18 hours of required coursework designed to meet BACB requirements, a nine-semester-hour practicum and 12 additional semester hours of required courses. The degree is designed to be completed in two years with a course load of two classes and practicum experience each semester; however, the degree can be completed over a longer period of time if needed.

Required Courses
Designed to meet BACB requirements

  • ABA 5100 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 5200 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 5300 Clinical and Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 5400 Behavioral Assessment (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 6200 Behavioral Interventions (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 6400 Professional and Ethical Issues (3 semester hours)

Practicum Courses

  • ABA 6900 Intensive Practicum (9 semester hours)

Additional Required Courses

  • ABA 6100 Theory and Philosophy (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 6300 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 6500 Capstone Course (3 semester hours)
  • ABA 6810 Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 semester hours)

BACB Course Sequence ApprovedThe Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has approved Aurora University’s course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for the 4th Edition Task List.

For more information, visit the BACB website at bacb.com or contact the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies.