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Applied Behavior Analysis Courses 
MS in ABA Program

Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours listed below are subject to change at any time without notice.

Credit hours

A total of 36 credit hours are needed to complete the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program at PCOM. The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following seven (7) courses* toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination: ABA 524, ABA 525, ABA 526, ABA 527, ABA 528, ABA 531 and ABA 535. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

*The seven ABAI courses (3 credits each, total 21 credits) are offered online.

Degree completion options

The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program has one and two year completion options: full time accelerated completion over one year and part time options over two years. Please note the one year accelerated program has an intense course sequence and may be difficult for students who are also working full time. Your faculty adviser will work with you to find the best course of study for you.

Practicum notes

The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program program contains a year long practicum consisting of a minimum of 100 fieldwork hours supervised by a BCBA. This practicum aims to help students accrue hours toward their board certification. The program will assist in placing students with an agency providing ABA services. Students must be available for five through ten daytime or early evening hours per week across at least two days for work with a client and obtain supervision by a BCBA.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Term 1Hours
ABA 522 Developmental Psychology & Childhood Disorders 3
ABA 524 Basic Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ABA 531 Theories of Learning and Behavior 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
Term 2
ABA 523 Pediatric Behavioral & Pharmacological Interventions 3
ABA 526 Single Case Experimental Design 3
ABA 528 Behavior Assessment 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
Term 3
ABA 525 Behavior Change & Systems Support 3
ABA 527 Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice 3
ABA 535 Clinical Supervision, Management & Training 3
ABA 652 Practicum: Supervised ABA Experience 1
ABA 683 Applied Research Project I 1
Term 4
ABA 536 Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3
ABA 680 Comprehensive Exam (Practice Board Exam) 0
ABA 684 Applied Research Project II 2
 Total Hours36