Master of Arts in Applied Behavior AnalysisCurriculum Map

The MA in ABA is a 32-credit program that can be completed in one calendar-year, 1.5 years, or 2 years. The course sequence consists of 24 credits consisting of eight traditional, on-campus didactic courses and 8 credits consisting of field placement with training and supervision at an ABA-training site.

*Students admitted in the Spring semester will be enrolled into the 1.5 year/part-time course sequence.

All courses are traditional on-campus classes.
Highlighted courses are fieldwork plus supervision.


1-year course sequence (Fall admission):

Fall Semester
SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS502 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment (credits: 3) 
SCH PS509 - Practicum Seminar I (credits: 2) 
SCH PS511 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) 

Spring Semester
SCH PS504 - Ethics and Professional Behavior (credits: 3) 
SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions (credits: 3) 
SCH PS506 - Evidence-based Instruction (credits: 3) 
SCH PS510 - Practicum Seminar II (credits: 2) 
SCH PS512 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) 

Summer 1
SCH PS508 - Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners (credits: 3) 
SCH PS514 - Supervised Internship in ABA (credits: 1) 

Summer 2
SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities (credits: 3) 
SCH PS514 - Supervised Internship in ABA (credits: 1) 


1.5-year course sequence (Spring Admission):

Spring 1 Semester
SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS509 - Practicum Seminar I (credits: 2) 
SCH PS511 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) 

Summer 1
SCH PS508 - Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners (credits: 3) 
SCH PS514 - Supervised Internship in ABA (credits: 1) 

Summer 2
SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities (credits: 3) 
SCH PS514 - Supervised Internship in ABA (credits: 1) 

Fall Semester
SCH PS502 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment (credits: 3) 
SCH PS509 - Practicum Seminar I (credits: 2) 
SCH PS511 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) 

Spring 2 Semester
SCH PS504 - Ethics and Professional Behavior (credits: 3) 
SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions (credits: 3) 
SCH PS506 - Evidence-based Instruction (credits: 3) 
SCH PS510 - Practicum Seminar II (credits: 2) (if needed)
SCH PS512 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) (if needed)

2-year course sequence (Fall Admission):

Fall 1 Semester
SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment (credits: 3) 

Spring 1 Semester
SCH PS506 - Evidence-based Instruction (credits: 3) 
SCH PS509 - Practicum Seminar I (credits: 2) 
SCH PS511 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) 

Summer 1
SCH PS508 - Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners (credits: 3) 
SCH PS514 - Supervised Internship in ABA (credits: 1) 

Summer 2
SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities (credits: 3) 
SCH PS514 - Supervised Internship in ABA (credits: 1) 

Fall 2 Semester
SCH PS502 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (credits: 3)
SCH PS510 - Practicum Seminar II (credits: 2) 
SCH PS512 - Supervised Practicum in ABA (credits: 1) 

Spring 2 Semester
SCH PS504 - Ethics and Professional Behavior (credits: 3)
SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions (credits: 3)

Please contact Dr. Ronald Lee at ronald_lee@williamjames.edu for more information about the curriculum or course sequences.

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