M.A., The CAGS in applied behavior analysis provides further graduate education to students who have completed a master's degree in a related field and are interested in seeking national certification as an applied behavior analyst.
Best known as a treatment for children with autism, applied behavior analysis represents one of the fastest-growing professional areas in psychology.
Salve Regina's graduate program in applied behavior analysis incorporates the six master's-level courses and practicum experience required to sit for the national certification exam, while elective courses allow students to select academic study in areas that fulfill personal and professional objectives. Our program has been reviewed and approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
The combination of coursework and practicum experience allows students to explore integration of theory and practice necessary to build strong skills in the field. Coursework in areas such as ethics and professional conduct, measurement and data analysis, behavior change techniques, assessment and systems management prepares students for the national certification exam. Sites for practicum placements are coordinated through the graduate program.
After earning their BACB certification, our graduates are prepared for work in a variety of settings, such as law enforcement and corrections, business, hospitals and treatment centers.
With courses available at our Newport campus and our Center for Adult Education in Warwick, our program offers working students a flexible schedule and an opportunity to accelerate the completion of their degree.
Our program has been reviewed and approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
International Student Requirements:
One of the following proofs of English proficiency: Evidence that undergraduate instruction and coursework have been completed in English, TOEFL or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $460 per credit USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999