APBEH-MS - Applied Behavior Analysis


Official Name of Program

Applied Behavior Analysis

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Degree Designation

MS - Master of Science



NYSED Program Code

38933 - APBEH-MS

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The Hunter College School of Education Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program (Academic Plan: APBEH-MS) will provide intensive training in behavior analytic intervention to professionals seeking to work or currently working with children, youth, and adults with autism spectrum disorder as well as to the supervisors and administrators of the programs in which they work. These professionals will then be well prepared to implement applied behavior analytic interventions with this population.  Applied behavior analysts work with individuals ranging in age from infancy through adulthood and old age in settings that include schools, homes, day programs, communities, residential care settings, businesses and research laboratories. The program will prepare students to develop, deliver, and evaluate the effectiveness of applied behavior analytic intervention for learners with autism and increase the availability of professionals who have the appropriate training and experience to provide behavior analytic services to children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Students who complete the Master of Science will have the graduate training necessary to sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) exam. Upon passing the BCBA exam, graduates will be eligible for New York State’s new license in behavior analysis.