This unique program combines Florida Tech's ABA Online Professional Development Program with a 1-year practicum component in collaboration with ABA service agencies across the United States. The practicum portion of the hybrid program is not offered on-campus at Florida Tech, but rather at approved sites around the country.
Students are required to complete the practicum portion of the program at an established partner site under the supervision of a Florida Tech faculty member. Students complete 24 credit hours of online coursework through our Continuing Education department and the remaining 21 credit hours on-site at one of the approved sites. The online coursework is considered to be Stage 1, and your practical training on-site is Stage 2.
After coursework completion, all students must pass the comprehensive Final Program Exam. It is a 150 item multiple-choice exam designed to assess students' mastery and help to prepare them for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) exam for certification. The School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Tech is approved by the BACB. The M.A. in Professional Behavior Analysis prepares students for the BCBA exam and meets all practicum hours required.
The mission of the M.A. Professional Behavior Analysis hybrid degree program is to produce competent science-informed practitioners who are solidly grounded in basic principles derived from the experimental analysis of behavior, who approach problems in a conceptually systematic way tied to those basic principles, who will attain BCBA certification, who adhere to best data-based and evidenced-based ABA practices, and who will continue to inform their practice with current research findings.