Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Curriculum Map

The MA in ABA is a 32-credit program that can be completed in one calendar-year on a full-time basis or in 1.5 years on a part-time basis.  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 on-campus classes.
Highlighted courses are fieldwork plus supervision.


Full-time, one-year course sequence:

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

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

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

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


Part-time, 1.5-year course sequence:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Lee Addresses ABA Misconceptions

Kids holding Puzzle pieces with the letters ABA