The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares students to conduct functional analyses, design responsive interventions, and conduct research in school, clinical, and consultative settings. The MS can lead to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

The MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis is a rigorous 1-year (3 semester) program that provides students with didactic instruction and applied experiences so they are prepared to successfully accomplish the following: assess the environmental causes of individuals’ behavioral excesses and deficits, develop interventions that are functionally related to clients’ behavioral challenges, and use single case design methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of the behavioral interventions. Students completing this degree are prepared to apply for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Exam and pursue careers in school, clinical, or consultative settings, serving individuals with developmental disabilities.

Degree Awarded: MS

Degree Code: MS_APBA

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall

Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Communication Science and Special Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7152

Graduate Coordinator: Jennifer Brown


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