Applied Behavior Analysis MA Program Curriculum (On-Campus)

The on-campus MA in ABA will offer the following:

Core MA = 34 credits
Core MA + Fieldwork = 39 credits

Highlighted courses are fieldwork plus supervision.


4 Semester, 15-month sequence (Fall admission):

Fall Semester
SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS504 - Ethics and Professional Behavior (credits: 3) 
SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities (credits: 3) 
SCH PS551 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 1 (credits: 2) 
SCH PS604 - Practicum in ABA 1 (credits: 1)

Spring Semester
SCH PS502 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis (credits: 3) 
SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment (credits: 3) 
SCH PS515 - Organizational Behavior Management (credits: 2) 
SCH PS552 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 2 (credits: 2) 
SCH PS605 - Practicum in ABA 2 (credits: 1)

Summer 1
SCH PS516 - Learning and Behavior Analysis 
SCH PS553 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 3 (credits: 2) 
SCH PS606A - Practicum in ABA 3 (credits: 0) 
SCH PS606C - Group Supervision (credits: 1) 

Summer 2
SCH PS606B - Practicum in ABA 3 (credits: 1) 

Fall Semester
SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions (credits: 3) 
SCH PS506 - Evidence-based Instruction (credits: 3) 
SCH PS508 - Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners (credits: 2) 
SCH PS607 - Practicum in ABA 4 (credits: 1)


6 Semester, 24-month sequence (Fall Admission):

Fall Semeser, Year 1
SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (credits: 3)
SCH PS504 - Ethics and Professional Behavior 
SCH PS604 - Practicum in ABA 1 

Spring Semester, Year 1
SCH PS502 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 
SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment 
SCH PS605 - Practicum in ABA 2 

Summer 1, Year 1
SCH PS516 - Learning and Behavior Analysis 
SCH PS551 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 1 
SCH PS606A - Practicum in ABA 3 
SCH PS606C - Group Supervision 

Summer 2, Year 1
SCH PS606B - Practicum in ABA 3 

Fall Semester, Year 2
SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions 
SCH PS506 - Evidence-based Instruction 
SCH PS607 - Practicum in ABA 4 

Spring Semester, Year 2
SCH PS508 - Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners 
SCH PS515 - Organizational Behavior Management 
SCH PS552 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 2 

Summer 1, Year 2
SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities 
SCH PS553 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 3 

5 Semester, 20-month course sequence (Spring Admission Only):

Spring Semester, Year 1
SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis 
SCH PS502 - Research Methods in Behavior Analysis 
SCH PS503 - Behavioral Assessment 
SCH PS604 - Practicum in ABA 1 

Summer 1, Year 1
SCH PS516 - Learning and Behavior Analysis 
SCH PS551 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 1 
SCH PS606A - Practicum in ABA 3 
SCH PS606C - Group Supervision 

Summer 2, Year 1
SCH PS606B - Practicum in ABA 3 

Fall Semester, Year 2
SCH PS504 - Ethics and Professional Behavior 
SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions 
SCH PS506 - Evidence-based Instruction 
SCH PS605 - Practicum in ABA 2 

Spring Semester, Year 2
SCH PS508 - Radical Behaviorism for Practitioners 
SCH PS515 - Organizational Behavior Management 
SCH PS552 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 2 
SCH PS607 - Practicum in ABA 4 

Summer 1, Year 2
SCH PS507 - Autism and Developmental Disabilities 
SCH PS553 - Professional Practice and Research Seminar 3 

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

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