ABAI Accredited Programs
PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Department of Behavior Analysis (2020-2024)
Accreditation status: Accredited through December 31, 2024
The Ph.D. in ABA program was designed to prepare students for high-level employment within areas where there are growing demands for competent professionals with expertise in applied behavior analysis: namely, developmental services, special education, mental health, and academia.
The MA in ABA was designed to prepare students for employment in fields where there is growing demand for competent professionals with expertise in applied behavior analysis: developmental services, special education, and mental health. Students are required to show proficiency in coursework and to complete a research thesis. The curriculum focuses on (a) principles and procedures of basic and applied behavior analysis practice and research, (b) application of behavior analysis and behavioral support in complex environments (i.e., home, school, work, other community settings, and institutional settings), (c) conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of advanced topics in behavior analysis, and (d) development and completion of independent research in behavior analysis.
Aggregate Report: 2015 - 2018
This program includes an ABAI verified course sequence for BACB examination applications.
Program contact: Dr. Sharon A. Reeve
Executive Summary: The ABAI Accreditation Board voted in 2020 to grant full accreditation of the PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis program for five years and renew full accreditation of the MA in Applied Behavior Analysis program for five years. These decisions are based on the Board's professional judgement that the program has demonstrated it adheres to the standards with no serious deficiencies.
Board's Decision Notification - Doctoral Program
Board's Decision Notification - Master's Program