The Master's program specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis is a full-time graduate program for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field and are seeking further training and/or professional certification in Applied Behavior Analysis.  The 42-credit program begins each Fall and is designed to be completed in five consecutive semesters [Fall/Spring/Summer/Fall/Spring].  Students who complete the program will meet at the University instructional coursework and experiential [practicum] requirements necessary to take the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst [BCBA].

Curriculum Requirements

Classroom Based Courses 1
PSY 663Measurement in Applied Behavior Analysis3
PSY 664Ethics and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis3
PSY 665Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis3
PSY 666Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis3
PSY 667Assessment and Treatment of Language Learning3
PSY 668Functional Assessment and Function-Based Treatment3
PSY 669Professional Issues in Designing and Monitoring Interventions3
Practicum Courses 2
PSY 673Advanced Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis III3
PSY 674Applications of ABA in Development Disabilities3
PSY 675Advanced Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis II3
PSY 676Application of ABA: Principles and Concepts3
PSY 677Application of the Assessment and Treatment of Language and Learning3
PSY 678Capstone in Applied Behavior Analysis3
PSY 679Advanced Application of ABA3
Total Credit Hours42

 Classroom-based courses are offered in a face-to-face didactic format. 


Practicum course experiences are provided within University of Miami-based ABA training clinics.  Each practicum course requires students complete 15 hours per/week of supervised clinical work.  



Students completing the master's degree ABA program will meet the instructional/practicum requirements necessary to obtain certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a master's level certification offered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire knowledge of foundational principles and concepts in applied behavior analysis.
  • Students will acquire clinical competency in the implementation of applied behavior analytic treatments and procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate ethical and responsible behavior analytic practices, in a manner that is consistent with the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.