ABAI Accredited Programs
Southern Illinois University
Program: MS in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from the Rehabilitation Institute (2001–2021)
Accreditation Status: Accredited through December 31, 2021
Summary of Accreditation Board's Decision: The ABAI Accreditation Board voted in 2019 to defer it's re-accreditation decision of the Master's of Science in Behavior Analysis and Therapy 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.
Accreditation Board Notification Letter: Board's Decision Notification - Master's Program
Aggregate Report: 2015 - 2018
Program Mission: The Southern Illinois University (SIU) Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program is designed for students who want to enter the field of research and/or clinical work in behavior analysis. The program emphasizes empirically based development and application of learning principles to a wide range of situations. Our mission is to educate our graduates so they will be prepared to conduct research, teach, and apply the principles of behavior to assist individuals or organizations, as well as provide them with supervised work under professors who are Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Graduates may seek applied work immediately after completing the program, or pursue doctoral training at SIU or elsewhere.
This program includes an ABAI Verified Course Sequence for BACB examination applications.
Program Contact: Dr. Eric Jacobs