Applied Behavior Analysis, Master of Science


Admission to this program is selective. This program enrolls new students in the fall term only. An interview may be required with program faculty once a student is deemed eligible for the program.


Please see the Graduate Admissions pages of this catalog for a complete listing of materials required to complete a graduate application.

Program Curriculum

The following tables outline the required courses and suggested enrollment sequence of the program. The graduate fall and spring terms are 15 weeks long, and the summer terms have some offerings for eight weeks and some for 15 weeks.

Required Courses

CORE Courses
APPL 6005Applied Behavior Analysis I3
APPL 6010Applied Behavior Analysis II3
APPL 6015Single Subject Design &Measurement3
APPL 6020Developing & Increasing Socially Significant Behaviors3
APPL 6025Functional Behavioral Assessment3
APPL 6030Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis3
APPL 6035Supervision and Staff Training3
APPL 6040Maintaining Client Records in Applied Behavior Analysis2
EDUC 6045Teaching Diverse Learners3
APPL 6045Autism Spectrum Disorder & Evidence Based Practices3
APPL 7001Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone I2
APPL 7002Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone II2
APPL 7003Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone III2
APPL 7005Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum I3
APPL 7010Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum II3
Total Credits41

Suggested Enrollment Sequence

This suggested sequence is based on a typical full-time (9cr) schedule. The exact enrollment sequence should be planned between the student and the advisor as part of degree planning.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
APPL 6005 Applied Behavior Analysis I 3
APPL 6015 Single Subject Design &Measurement 3
APPL 6010 Applied Behavior Analysis II 3
APPL 6020 Developing & Increasing Socially Significant Behaviors 3
APPL 7005 Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum I 3
APPL 6040 Maintaining Client Records in Applied Behavior Analysis 2
EDUC 6045 Teaching Diverse Learners 3
Second Year
APPL 6025 Functional Behavioral Assessment 3
APPL 6030 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
APPL 7001 Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone I 2
APPL 7010 Applied Behavior Analysis Practicum II 3
APPL 6035 Supervision and Staff Training 3
APPL 6045 Autism Spectrum Disorder & Evidence Based Practices 3
APPL 7002 Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone II 2
APPL 7003 Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone III 2
 Total Credits41

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental theories, principles, and practices of applied behavior analysis;
  • Apply the principles of applied behavior analysis, including assessment, research methodologies, and evidence-based practices to address a range of behavioral issues with individuals with autism spectrum disorder in varied settings;
  • Become skilled consumers of research to evaluate evidenced-based practices that might be utilized to engage in socially significant behavior change for individuals with autism;
  • Apply the principles of applied behavior analysis to serve individuals with autism;
  • Adhere to New York State and Federal regulations and guidelines;
  • Work effectively and ethically with a variety of professional colleagues including direct reports;
  • Develop culturally humble behaviors to serve individuals with autism and their families, and to collaborate effectively with other professionals.