This rigorous 1-year (3 semester) program in Applied Behavior Analysis provides students with didactic instruction and applied experiences so they are able to successfully accomplish the following: (a) assess the environmental causes of individuals' behavioral excesses and deficits, (b) develop interventions that are functionally related to clients' behavioral challenges, and (c) 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.
Our program trains you to be an evidence-based, client-centered, outcomes focused Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). The program integrates on campus coursework with rigorous practicum experiences completed in the UGA Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, the Center for Autism and Behavior Education Research (CABER) Demonstration Classroom, and/or other sites.
The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis includes coursework such as:
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
The UGA Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic and the Center for Autism and Behavior Education Research (CABER) offer supervised opportunities to apply what you are learning, including interdisciplinary translational research, education, and outreach.
Students in the MS in ABA are also active in the Student Association for Behavior Analysis (SABA), giving them the opportunity to build a network of colleagues and acquire skills and relationships that will support your career.
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