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Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

M.A.
36 months
Duration
22183 USD/year
22183 USD/year
12292 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth prepares graduates to fill a critical need for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

Overview

ABA Program Advantages

Earn your MA in psychology and learn from faculty who have specific training in behavior analysis and psychology. This coursework sequence has been verified to meet the academic requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination.

Receive comprehensive ABA training that complements the theoretical framework of psychology.

As a state university UMass Dartmouth’s tuition and fees are more manageable.

Conveniently located in the SouthCoast of Massachusetts where there is a strong, local demand for BCBAs.

The Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is structured so that individuals can do their experience hours as part of their job, provided they can be supervised by a certified BCBA.

Career Opportunities

  • work with a variety of populations including autistic children and adults, typically developing children, adults with intellectual disabilities, and seniors with dementia
  • practice in various settings including clinics, hospitals, residential treatment centers, public schools and community agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Underpinnings of ABA
  • Topics in Child Development
  • Measurement and Design in ABA
  • Concepts and Principles of ABA
  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Implementing Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

90 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or closely related field including human services, sociology, education and/or work experience in the ABA field. 
  • A minimum undergraduate cumulative average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system is required. Students not meeting this requirement but who otherwise give evidence of strong academic ability may be admitted.
  • Signature on the Psychology Department “Competency and Fitness” and “Self Disclosure” forms.
  • Graduate application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement of at least 300 words

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    12292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12292 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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