Florida Tech’s behavior analysis programs fit every need. Behavior Analysis is a scientific approach to the study of behavior, with behavior emphasized as the proper subject of investigation. It is concerned with describing, explaining, predicting, and changing behavior. Environmental events are the primary independent variable in our science, although it is recognized that genetics and other biological variables are needed to fully explain behavior. Thus, the focus of behavior analysis is determining functional relations between behavior and environmental events.
Behavior analysis has four different branches:
The mission of our M.S. Behavior Analysis Degree Programs is to produce competent behavior-analytic practitioners and consultants, who are solidly grounded in basicprinciples derived from the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB), who approach the world from a radical behaviorist perspective, who will continue to inform their practice with current research findings, contribute to behavioral research, who attain BCBA certification, and who are prepared to enter doctoral programs.
The mission of our Ph.D. Behavior Analysis Degree Program is to produce competent behavior-analytic researchers, instructors, and practitioners who are solidly grounded in basic principles derived from the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB). We expect graduates of our doctoral program to approach the world from a radical behaviorist perspective, contribute to behavioral research, inform their practice with current research findings, obtain academic and professional positions, and effectively manage behavior analysts under their supervision.
Handbooks for the applied behavior analysis programs can be accessed at the Student Resources Page.
5. Master's of Arts (M.A.) in Professional Behavior analysis (PBA), which focuses on science-informed practitioners
If you do not require an additional degree to become eligible for certification you may still choose to enroll in our Graduate programs for a degree centered on behavior analysis. However, if you're interested in the certification courses alone please visit our page with information about our certificate programs.
The graduate-level certificate courses may be taken either for credit (at some degree programs; check with degree program administrator to determine if certificate courses may be applied to a degree program) or professional development nontransferable credit. It is recommended students choose the second option unless they are certain they can apply the credits toward a degree program in which they are already enrolled.
It is strongly recommended prospective students check the board’s website at www.BACB.com for information about certification requirements in addition to the coursework offered in our BCBA certification courses.