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M.A.

in Applied Behavior Analysis


Elevating the Art and Science of Behavior Analysis
Your clients count on you to be your very best. Enhance and improve your skills with USFs online M.A. in Applied Behavior
Analysis. Youll learn new techniques and approaches that you can immediately apply in your practice and earn the degree you
need to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
All required coursework is offered online, so you can continue to work while you study from anywhere. Plus, youll graduate
in as few as five semesters with an affordable degree that meets the Behavior Analyst Certification Board requirements.

M.A. IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 41 CREDIT HOURS

Graduates of this program will possess the knowledge


and skills needed to:

Core Requirements (21 credit hours)


ABA Basic Principles (3 credit hours)

Describe basic behavioral principles

Behavior Theory (3 credit hours)

Describe the theory and philosophy of behavior


analysis

Observational Methods and Functional


Assessment (3 credit hours)

Design and conduct direct observation


assessment of behavior

Ethics in ABA (3 credit hours)

Conduct a functional assessment and analysis of


problem behavior
Describe functional interventions that match
functional assessment information
Design and carry out behavior acquisition and
reduction procedures
Describe the concept of contextual fit and design
and conduct behavioral procedures that have
contextual fit
Describe research designs appropriate to various
research questions
Describe ethical principles that guide behavior
analysis practice
WHO SHOULD APPLY
This program is ideal for recent graduates and
professionals seeking the Board Certified Behavior
Analyst (BCBA) certification. Many of our students have
interests in the fields of developmental disabilities,
autism, education, child protective services, child
behavior disorders, rehabilitation, mental health, and
business and technology.

ABA in Complex Community Environments (3


credit hours)
Single Case Experimental Design (3 credit hours)
Behavior Analysis and Developmental Disabilities
(3 credit hours)
Practicum Seminar (15 hours)
Student must secure a practicum site and practicum
supervisor approved by the graduate program director.
The practicum supervisor must sign a Memorandum
of Agreement agreeing to supervise the student in
accordance with expectations of the Program.
Directed Research (5 hours)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Bachelors degree from a regionally
accredited institution
Minimum 3.0 GPA
Some exposure to ABA via coursework,
experience or both

OUTCOMES
USF is proud that graduates of its ABA programs
have a 93 percent* pass rate on the Board Certified
Behavior Analyst exam and enjoy a nearly 100 percent
employment rate. Most report increases in salary and job
opportunities, and in some cases, the autonomy provided
by opening an independent practice.
*On-campus program data: 2015

For more information, contact Lisa Orr at LisaOrr@usf.edu | 4202 E. Fowler Ave., LIB608, Tampa, FL 33620 | 813-974-5565

HOW TO APPLY

COST TO ATTEND

To be considered for the fall 2016 semester, complete


an online application to USF by June 3, 2016 and pay
the $30 application fee. Then submit the following
supporting documents.

Tuition for this program is $600 per credit hour. This does
not include the cost of textbooks or other educational
resources. Tuition is subject to change, and additional
fees may apply.

Official transcripts from your undergraduate


degree
Three letters of reference from professors and/or
employers who know you well
Current resume or curriculum vitae
One-page narrative describing your experiences,
training and interest in Applied Behavior Analysis
and in the M.A. program at USF
GRE scores on the general subtests

For more information, contact Lisa Orr at LisaOrr@usf.edu | 4202 E. Fowler Ave., LIB608, Tampa, FL 33620 | 813-974-5565