ABAI Accredited Programs
McNeese State University
MA Program in Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (2013–2021)
Accreditation status: Accredited through December 31, 2021
McNeese State University's Master of Arts in Psychology Program with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. The program prepares master’s-level graduates to practice in community settings as applied behavior analysts. It provides the academic training and supervised experience necessary for graduates to apply for national board certification in behavior analysis. Training emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills. Students are required to complete 24 hours of core credits and 27 credit hours of ABA concentration classes for a total of 51 credit hours. This is a non-thesis program that includes a practicum and internship. All practicum and internship placements are in the McNeese Autism Program and/or the Clinical Applied Behavior Analysis Academy. The Psychology Department also has human and animal operant lab facilities in which students can gain experience in single-subject procedures.
Aggregate Report: 2015 - 2018
This program includes an ABAI verified course sequence for BACB examination applications.
Program contact: Dr. Cameron Melville
Executive Summary: The ABAI Accreditation Board voted in 2019 to defer it's re-accreditation decision of the Master's in Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis program for two years. This decision is based on the Board’s professional judgement that the accredited program is not consistent with the standards and has deficiencies. The program remains accredited during its deferral period and a new application and site visit are due before the end of 2021.
Board's Decision Notification