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M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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Our M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares our graduates with the necessary coursework for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Applied Behavior Analysis is one of the most effective and frequently utilized treatment approaches for individuals with special needs, including those with developmental disabilities and autism. Our program has an excellent reputation, and includes a strong basis in experimental analysis with full-time faculty members trained in this area.

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The M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis degree program requires the completion of 33 semester hours (S.H.). It is designed for working students (i.e., late afternoon and evening classes) and can be completed in four semesters, and two summers for full-time students.

  • 11 Courses / 33 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 33 S.H.
PSY 01510 History, Philosophy & Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 02500 Basic Principles of Behavior 3
PSY 02610 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 02620 Behavioral Assessment & Functional Analysis 3
PSY 02670 Ethical & Legal Issues in ABA 3
PSY 02671 Behavioral Consultation, Supervision, and Management 3
PSY 02680 Advanced Practice in ABA 3
PSY 02710 Advanced Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3
PSY 01660 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis I 3
PSY 01661 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis II 3
PSY 02510 Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning in a field such as psychology, education, or related discipline is highly recommended)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume showing experience in the field
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant's experience in behavior analysis and human service delivery

    • Actual letter from the recommender is required
  • Recommended minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admissions Committee to schedule the interview. The interview may be in person or via telephone.)
  • On-site writing sample (conducted during interview)
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Career Outlook

With our masters in Applied Behavior Analysis, you are positioning yourself at the forefront of an in-demand field. Your hands-on experience in research and practice prepares you for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). As a BCBA, your career options are broad and span psychology, education and healthcare industries.

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