Applied behavior analysis (ABA) can be defined as the “… the process of systematically applying interventions based upon the principles of learning theory to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree…”
The Graduate ABA program was developed in response to the increasing demand for professionals who are trained to design, implement, and supervise behavior analytic programs for individuals with autism and related disorders, and for a variety of other students with and without disabilities.
The aim of the Graduate program in ABA is to prepare students as scientist-practitioners who can use behavior analysis to solve problems of human importance. Students will learn to conduct descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments, including functional analyses, and provide behavior analytic interpretations of the results. Students will learn to administer and supervise behavior analytic interventions, including educational programs for a variety of students with and without disabilities and to analyze the effectiveness of their educational and behavioral programs.
The Masters of Professional Studies In ABA and the Advanced Certificate In ABA are approved by New York State for licensing as a Behavior Analyst and by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board for national certification. Coursework may also be taken simply for individual professional development.
The program will help guide students through the complex requirements and processes for national certification and for New York State licensure.