M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Rowan University's M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis provides students 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. This program has an excellent reputation, and includes a strong basis in experimental analysis with full-time faculty members trained in this area.



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 4 semesters, and 2 summers for full-time students.


  • 11 Courses / 33 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: No
Course Number
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

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action 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 indicating any missing items.

  • $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

    • Official Recommendation Form is required.
    • Actual letter from the recommender is required - Applicant will send directly to abacoursework@rowan.edu.
  • 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)


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer May 18 February 15