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].
|Classroom Based Courses 1|
|PSY 663||Measurement in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSY 664||Ethics and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSY 665||Advanced Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSY 666||Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSY 667||Assessment and Treatment of Language Learning||3|
|PSY 668||Functional Assessment and Function-Based Treatment||3|
|PSY 669||Professional Issues in Designing and Monitoring Interventions||3|
|Practicum Courses 2|
|PSY 673||Advanced Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis III||3|
|PSY 674||Applications of ABA in Development Disabilities||3|
|PSY 675||Advanced Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis II||3|
|PSY 676||Application of ABA: Principles and Concepts||3|
|PSY 677||Application of the Assessment and Treatment of Language and Learning||3|
|PSY 678||Capstone in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|PSY 679||Advanced Application of ABA||3|
|Total Credit Hours||42|
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.