Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism, Post-Master's Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysts (for those who already have a Master's degree)
Are you interested in working with people diagnosed with autism? Do you want to learn effective strategies that will make a difference to children and adults with this disorder? Then Sage's Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism is for you.
The program follows a "scientist-practitioner" model of training. That means you will become grounded in the scientific approach towards studying behavior. You will learn about research design, the importance of empirical evidence, and the focus on experimentation to discern causes of behavior. This knowledge will be coupled with a thorough training in the only therapeutic approach to the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders that has empirical research to support its effectiveness with this population.
This program is delivered completely via distance learning, utilizing online delivery of classes. We also offer optional clinical supervision delivered by geographically close adjunct supervisors or alternative supervision (e.g., webcam observation).
The goals of the MS program are: (1) to prepare students to work with persons with autism, (2) to give the students the educational and skill competence necessary to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and (3) to increase the number of professionals working with individuals with autism who are highly trained behavior analysts.
The Sage Colleges is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.