Purdue University Global

MSPY - Applied Behavior Analysis

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Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSPY - Applied Behavior Analysis

Format: Online

Program Description:

Build the expertise to advance your career, while preparing for relevant industry credentials. Choose from five concentrations, including applied behavior analysis, addictions, and more, and prepare to sit for certification examinations.* Complete your courses online, on your schedule.

• NAADAC Approved and NASAC Accredited: The addictions concentration fulfills the coursework requirements to take the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) examination.†

• ABAI-Verified: The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence of the applied behavior analysis concentration toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination.‡

• Career Opportunities: Board Certified Behavior Analyst case manager, addictions specialist, mental health technician, social and community services specialist/manager, behavior assistant

• Practicum: Some concentrations include a practicum through which you can gain hands-on experience in the field.§

The rise in children receiving autism diagnoses is expected to increase the need for skilled professionals who understand the needs of autistic children.** Professionals in this area utilize behavioral concepts and theories, and develop assessment and intervention skills. Pursuing the applied behavior analysis concentration could help you on your way to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®). The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the course sequence of the applied behavior analysis concentration toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. † Students interested in getting a head start on the field experience hours required to sit for the BCBA examination can elect to complete a practicum as part of the applied behavior analysis concentration.

** Source: Center for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (2014); Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Among Children Aged 8 Years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2010. March 28, 2014/63(SS02); 1–21, www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6302a1.htm?s_
cid=ss6302a1_w.

† The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Refer to the BACB’s website (www.BACB.com) for full eligibility requirements. The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information. It is important to note that, while earning a master’s degree in psychology may qualify you to work in the helping professions, a doctorate degree is required to become a psychologist and a medical degree is required to become a psychiatrist.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions. The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state, and the degree requirements of this program do not guarantee or prepare students for licensure in any state upon graduation. It is important to note that, while earning a master’s degree in psychology may qualify students to work in the helping professions, a doctorate degree is required to become a psychologist and a medical degree is required to become a psychiatrist.

* Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

† The Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in addictions is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC, NASACAccreditation.org). Purdue Global is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. Additional requirements must also be completed to take the MAC examination, including field experience and licensure requirements. Refer to www.NAADAC.org for full eligibility requirements.

‡ The program meets certification requirements for the BCBA® examination in specific states. Refer to Licensure.PurdueGlobal.edu for additional information on licensure and state authorizations. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Refer to the BACB’s website (www.BACB.com) for full eligibility requirements.

§ Some Purdue University Global programs are not 100% online; some programs require you to gain hands-on experience in a real-world work environment. Contact an Admissions Advisor for additional information.

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Classification: Associate's College

Locale: Small City

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