M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis
Students pursuing a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis are trained to affect socially significant behavioral changes in individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, brain injury, or coping with mental and social issues as a result of aging.. They assist a variety of individuals—from those in regular educational settings to those who wish to improve performance or master skills in a variety of areas.
The curriculum covers all four domains of behavior analysis: applied behavior analysis, the experimental analysis of behavior, service delivery, and theory and philosophy (Radical Behaviorism). In addition to coursework, students receive practicum experiences and complete a capstone project—either a master’s thesis, or provide a clinical demonstration project.
The Advanced Applied Project allows a student to demonstrate a level of competency that is necessary to be a successful professional applied Board Certified Behavior Analyst. The thesis option, the Advanced Research Project is targeted for individuals who are interested in conducting experimental research and pursing a doctoral degree.
L.A. Campus students have the opportunity to train caregivers who treat individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in ABA techniques through the campus' TEACH Center.
Chicago School's ABA course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. Graduates are eligible to sit for certification by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®.
The Chicago School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Other Specialized Institutions
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999