Master of Science
Main Campus - Melbourne

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management

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.

Core Courses  (22 credit hours) CREDITS
BEH 5100 Concepts, Principles, and Characteristics of Behavior Analysis 3
BEH 5101 Behavioral and Functional Assessment 3
BEH 5102 Experimental Evaluation of Interventions 3
BEH 5103 Behavior Change Procedures and Systems Support 3
BEH 5104 Ethical and Legal Considerations for Behavior Analysts 1
BEH 5105 Radical Behaviorism 3
BEH 5303 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3
BEH 5400 Introduction to Organizational Behavior Management 3
Additional Core Courses (5 credit hours)
BEH 5201 Ethical and Professional Standards in ABA 1
BEH 5202 Ethics in Behavior Analytic Research 1
BEH 5401 Advanced Organizational Behavior Management 3
Intensive Practical Training (9 credit hours)
BEH 5251 Intensive Practical Training in Behavioral Analysis 9


Research and Capstone/Thesis  (8 credit hours) (Chhose one)
BEH 5290 Capstone Project in Applied Behavior Analysis 6
   Approved Electives* or 2
BEH 5900 Thesis Preparation 1
BEH 5999 Thesis 6
   Electives 1


Business Management (3 credit hours)
BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1 3
Foundations of Bio-Psychology/Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
BEH 5106 Biological Basis of Behavior: Behavioral Pharmacology 3