Master's in ABA and OBM

8148
Master of Science
Classroom
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8148 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of recommendation, résumé, objectives, GRE

Program Chair
David A. Wilder, Ph.D., BCBA-D

The intensive double degree of ABA and OBM (see the description of organizational behavior management in the following degree program) provides graduates with the skills and credentials to work in clinical or human service settings, and in business and industry. It also prepares graduates to work as consultants or in managerial or administrative positions. This degree program is only offered on the main campus in Melbourne.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 50 credit hours is required for this program. Requirements include completing 22 credit hours of behavior analysis core courses; coursework related to clinical and education applications of applied behavior analysis; additional coursework related to organizational behavior management; intensive practical training (9 credit hours); a capstone project in both areas; and a final program examination. All courses for a letter grade must be passed with a grade of B or better. The final program examination for all students consists of a multiple-choice examination simulating the Behavior Analyst Certification Board certification examination at the behavior analyst (BCBA) level and covers material from all required behavior analysis courses. The final program examination is administered toward the end of the student's second spring semester.

Curriculum
Core Courses (22 credit hours)
  • BEH 5100 Concepts, Principles and Characteristics of Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5101 Behavioral and Functional Assessment
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5102 Experimental Evaluation of Interventions
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5103 Behavior Change Procedures and Systems Support
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5104 Ethical and Legal Considerations for Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5105 Radical Behaviorism
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5303 Experimental Analysis of Behavior
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5400 Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management
    Credit Hours: 0
Additional Core Courses (5 credit hours)
  • BEH 5201 Ethical and Professional Standards in Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5202 Ethics in Behavior Analytic Research
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5401 Advanced Organizational Behavior Management
    Credit Hours: 0
Intensive Practical Training:
  • BEH 5251 Intensive Practical Training in Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
Research and Capstone/Thesis (8 credit hours)

     Select one course:

  • BEH 5290 Capstone Project in Applied Behavior Analysis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BEH 5999 Thesis
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 1
Select one course:
  • BEH 5900 Thesis Preparation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Approved Elective Credit Hours: 2
Business Management (3 credit hours)
  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Foundations of Bio-Psychology/Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • BEH 5106 Biological Basis of Behavior: Behavioral Pharmacology
    Credit Hours: 0
Total Credits Required: 50