Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S.

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The mission of USJ’s M.S. in ABA program is to prepare students to:

  • Be highly skilled and compassionate behavior analysts who are experts in applying the basic principles of behavior to help those in need
  • Be leaders, collaborators, and independent problem solvers
  • Understand and value the importance of evidence-based practice

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Program Facts

  • EVENING AND IN-PERSON COURSE OFFERINGS
  • BACB® SUPERVISION AND TUITION WAIVERS 
  • APPLIED AND INDIVIDUALIZED CAPSTONE EXPERIENCES 
  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS, M.S.

Program Outcomes

These competencies are mastered:

  • Describe the history, philosophy, and terminology of behaviorism and Applied Behavior Analysis and understand basic behavioral principles and their application
  • Collect and analyze data, use within-subject designs in research and practice, and link assessment to treatment
  • Use behavioral technology to conduct an assessment of behavioral function and instructional programs to make data-based, timely decisions on the effectiveness of behavioral procedures and the need for modification to intervention
  • Participate as a part of a multi-disciplinary team, exercising ethical responsibility to clients, the limitations of their expertise, and the protection of the dignity of those they serve
  • Implement behavioral strategies in organizations by way of consultation and staff training

Advantages

  • Tuition waivers are available to students working at the Gengras Center. Students who obtain optional employment as Teacher’s Aides at the Gengras Center receive a six credit per semester tuition waiver.
  • BACB® Supervision is built into the program for students who choose to work at the Gengras Center. These students enroll in our Practicum course to earn experience hours. During this time, they will work collaboratively with full-time Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®) at the Gengras Center. Students can instead choose to receive supervision at their current behavior analytic employer. Our supervision coordinator will help you determine which path is best for you. Please see the BACB® Experience Standards for additional information regarding supervision requirements.
  • We offer a broad range of applied research experiences based on your interests. Check out our most recent issue of the Blue Jay Bulletin to learn more about the work being done by our students and faculty.


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    Contact:
    Laura Turner, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
    Director, Associate Professor of Applied Behavioral Studies
    Phone: 860.231.5802
    Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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