Yesterday afternoon our friends from the Institute of Autism and Behavioral Studies stopped down and shared some information about what’s going on in their world. The Institute recently put together their very first journal that highlights some of the advances in their programs, students, faculty, and practices. That journal, titled “Behavior Advances,” is available to read on our website and includes information on various students and faculty as well as information about the recent BABAT conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where staff members of our program recently presented.
The Institute of Behavior Analysis currently operates two programs offered at the University of Saint Joseph. One program is the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate certificate program that offers the coursework (15 credits) necessary for those students who already have a Master degree to sit for the BCBA exam. The other program, a 45-credit Master of Science in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (the first Master degree in Behavior Analysis offered in the state of Connecticut) is very new to our institution as the first group of students started in Fall 2012. Not only do both of these programs provided the required ABA coursework but students in either program have the ability to add our IABS 545 course which will help meet the supervision hours required to sit for the BCBA exam.
Students with interest in the field are welcome to attend our next Information Sesssion (Thursday, December 6, 2012) where Program Director, Dr. Deirdre Fitzgerald, will be presenting at 4:30pm.
Students interested in starting in the Spring 2013 are urged to apply at www.usj.edu/grad-application as soon as possible because there are only a limited number of seats still available. For those students who complete the application process and are admitted to the program for Spring 2013, there are also some immediate paid internship positions available. Those internships can be discussed in greater detail with the Program Director at a later date.