The Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis combines 24 semester credit hours of coursework from Florida Tech’s ABA Online program with 21 semester credit hours completed with practicum at one of several approved behavior analysis agencies across the country for a minimum of 45 credits. The program provides students a high-quality hands-on education at convenient locations. Florida Tech faculty, who hold face-to-face classes at sites with large student attendance, help students integrate academic curriculum with practical experience.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) has verified the Florida Tech BCBA® course sequence as meeting all instructional requirements for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA). The second stage integrates coursework with supervised practica and a capstone project completed on site. The practicum meets the BACB’s supervised experience requirement for BCBA certification under the Fourth Edition Task List. Upon graduation, students meet all the requirements to sit for the BCBA examination. The program also meets degree requirements for licensure standards in most states currently licensing professional behavior analysts. The program has been designed to meet the accreditation standards of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).
Important update: Because of the upcoming transition to the Fifth Edition Task (effective January 1, 2022), the last term during which someone can begin the ABA Online courses and complete the hybrid M.A. degree in time for the final offering of the Fourth Edition Task List certification exam is July 2019.