Includes a Verified Course Sequence of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Program Director: Frank Cicero, PhD, BCBA
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The master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, is a standalone degree program training students to become practicing behavior analysts. Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the Board Certification Examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) upon completion of additional supervised experience hours outside of the program requirements. The program is a 42 credit course sequence that is designed to be completed within two years of full-time study. The program contains 30 academic course credits, 6 fieldwork practicum credits and 6 research thesis credits. All course content is consistent with the most up to date task list of the BACB®. Potential students must have obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in a related field of study.
Admissions Requirements for the M.A. in ABA Degree Program
All applicants must meet the following admissions requirements for the program:
Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or other related field
Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework
Official transcripts of their undergraduate coursework
Writing sample: a research-based paper in psychology or education of at least ten pages that was previously submitted as part of an undergraduate course. Other subject matter may be considered if the candidate has had limited prior psychology or education work.
Two letters of recommendation
Personal statement describing reason for pursuing graduate study in Applied Behavior Analysis at Seton Hall University
Students must successfully defend and submit a completed thesis manuscript to the library in order to graduate with an MA degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. If a student does not complete their thesis work within EDST 7322 Thesis I in Applied Behavior Analysis and EDST 7323 Thesis II in Applied Behavior Analysis, they must register for THCN 7999 Thesis Continuation - Masters, paying all accompanying fees in order to continue working on their thesis. If not completed in one additional semester, students must maintain registration in THCN 8000 Thesis Continuation - Masters, paying all accompanying fees, in order to continue working on their thesis.
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