Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S.

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The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


Requirements (27 credits)
SED 514 - Transition within Disability Services
SED 543 - Survey in ABA Practices
SED 641 - Ethics and Professional Conduct
SED 642 - Organizational Behavior Management and Supervision
SED 689 - Philosophical Underpinnings of ABA
SED 690 - Principles of ABA
SED 691 - Single Subject Research Methods
SED 692 - Advanced ABA
SED 693 - Assessment in ABA
SED 694 - Intervension in ABA

Electives (3-7 credits)
One 500-level elective (advisor approval required)
SED 695 — Supervised Independent Fieldwork in ABA 
SED 696 — Supervised Independent Fieldwork in ABA-Level 2
SED 697 — Supervised Independent Fieldwork in ABA-Level 3
SED 698 — Philosophical Underpinnings of ABA

Note: SED 695, 696, 697, and 698 are elective options for those who would like Southern to provide support for BACB required supervision. At this time, the student must arrange the location of supervision, where they are employed for 30+ hours per week (e.g., at the school where they currently work).

Capstone (0 Credits)
Comprehensive exam in Applied Behavioral Analysis is required. See the Special Education department website for information on study sessions and exam schedule.