ABAI Accredited Programs
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Program: MA in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Human Services Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology (2003–2019)
Accreditation Status: Accredited (application for renewal is under review; all site visits have been suspended due to COVID-19)
Summary of Accreditation Board's Decision: The program was re-accredited in 2014, for five years, based on the professional judgement of the ABAI Executive Council upon recommendation from the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board that all accreditation standards were met with no serious deficiencies. The program has applied for re-accreditation under the ABAI Accreditation Board in 2019 and is under review. The site visit has been suspended due to COVID-19 and is expected to occur within the next academic year.
Aggregate Report: 2015 - 2018
Program Mission: Applied behavior analysis requires accountability in its service delivery. The UMBC MA track is responsive to the increasing call for such services and fills a gap in the availability of such programs in the mid-Atlantic region. The UMBC Department of Psychology together with the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Department of Behavioral Psychology are uniquely suited to support a rigorous program in applied behavior analysis. The track is accredited by ABAI and is included in the list of programs approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, so that students who have completed our MA degree are qualified and well prepared to sit for the BCBA certification examination.
This program includes an ABAI Verified Course Sequence for BACB examination applications.
Program Contact: Dr. John Borrero