At Salve Regina University, our master’s degree program in applied behavior analysis prepares students for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam and promotes a thorough understanding of behavioral science. Our supportive, distinguished faculty guide students in becoming compassionate behavior analysts who assist people with autism and other developmental disabilities. In addition, our program nurtures students’ leadership and practical research skills.
Individuals with a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree in any major are qualified to apply to our applied behavior analysis program. Evening classes are available at our Newport campus, and we also coordinate sites for practicum placements.
Through our popular accelerated program, qualified undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.
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Our 12-course master’s degree in applied behavior analysis provides the coursework and practicum experience required to sit for the BCBA certification exam and prepares graduates for leadership roles in the field. Through their coursework, students build strong foundations and fluency in critical behavior analytic content, while the supervised practicum nurtures students’ clinical skills, preparing them for the practicalities of designing behavioral programs for clients. The curriculum offered in the applied behavior analysis program is a verified course sequence per the Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Salve Regina’s course requirements for the M.A. in applied behavior analysis embed the 315 hours of content required for verified course sequences through the Association for Behavior Analysis International.