Our program includes a course sequence that has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to meet the educational coursework requirements to apply to the BACB to take examinations related to Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The full program curriculum consists of 24 seminar credits plus 18 to 19.5 credits that include electives, faculty-sponsored directed study, master’s projects or theses, and an exam review course, for a total of 42-43.5 credits. Students applying to the BACB for certification are expected to meet additional requirements and should consult with the BACB directly concerning eligibility.
Students who complete the MS program are also eligible to apply for licensure in Massachusetts. Licensure requirements for applied behavior analysts are subject to change, so students should consult directly with the state licensure office regarding requirements.
Major required (core) courses (total number of courses required = 12)