Applied Behavior Analysis MA Program Curriculum

The MA in ABA is a 32-credit program that can be completed in 1-2 years, depending on what program design works best for you.

  • Eight courses, 3 credits each, 24 credits total
  • Practicum and Seminar, 6 credits total
  • Supervised Internship, 2 credits total

All courses are offered on-campus in the evenings. We are located in Newton, MA with ample parking.

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

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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