We understand that some interested students missed the November deadline to apply to the hybrid Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis degree program. Therefore, we are happy to announce that the application will reopen for a limited time. This means if you are on track to complete BEHP5011-BEHP5015 by the end of the current (January) term, but missed the application deadline for the hybrid program, there is still time to complete the degree and you have another chance to apply.
The hybrid application will reopen on January 17, 2020 and close on January 31, 2020. All application materials must be received by January 31.
To start Stage 2 of the degree program (course numbers BEHP5022 and up) you must have successfully completed BEHP5011-BEHP5015 and be working at an ARPS (Approved Remote Practicum Site). Remaining Stage 2 admission terms begin on May 4, 2020 (Summer Semester) and August 31, 2020 (Fall Semester).
Detailed application instructions are available here: Application Instructions.
If you already applied to the hybrid degree program, or if you plan to complete only the certificate courses, this does not affect you. If you have any questions related to certificate courses or Stage 1 (course numbers 5011-5021), please contact ABA Online Student Services email@example.com or 321-674-8382, option 2. If you have questions about applying or Stage 2, please contact the School of Behavior Analysis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hybrid Learning: We are phasing out this degree program. This degree will not be an option if you haven't already camplted BEHP5011-BEHP5015 by the end of the January 2020 term.
The Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis (Hybrid) program combines online coursework from the ABA Online Professional Development Program Verified Course Sequence with 1 year of online Graduate School instruction, including coursework, intensive practicum, and a capstone project. The Intensive Practicum portion of the program does not take place at Florida Tech, but rather at approved practicum sites around the world. These approved sites will combine on-site supervision with the supervision and guidance of FIT faculty.
Admission Deadline for SU20/FA20 is January 31, 2020
Deposit Deadline for SU20 & FA20: 3/1/2020
*once admitted a $300 tuition deposit is required to secure your spot
If you currently have a Master’s Degree you should contact BACB. Your degree may qualify for certification without acquiring another Master’s degree. For certification information please contact Continuing Education at email@example.com or (321) 674-8382 Option 2.
Florida students: The Hybrid program is available in most of Florida. However, students that live in or near the Orlando or Melbourne areas are ineligible for the Hybrid M.A. and are encouraged to apply for the on-campus programs instead.
If you are not located at an approved practicum site, we have designed a site evaluation to get your site approved. Since you are not currently working at an ARPS (Approved Remote Practicum Site) you can request a Site Evaluation you’re your adviser. Site Reviews are done by our Program Advisers and Faculty. During this process they will evaluate your site for approval to use during your Intensive Practicum courses. Sites can click here to review the BARS and the BACB's recommendations for ASD sharing to conduct a self-assessment. When you are ready, please email your Program Adviser confirming you have a site ready for review.
This evaluation process will involve the student filling out an evaluation packet giving us information about the current practices of the site (all from the student's perspective). This will include questions about current supervision, training, assessments used, graphing, and data collection. In addition, we will also be asking for sample documents including client programs, graphs, and intervention plans. Plus there will be a ~1 hr. online interview with the student. This evaluation process will be of no cost, and will be completed after all the paperwork has been submitted by the student, sometime during the term it's submitted.
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