Master of Arts Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism 
Graduates of this program will use ABA principles and techniques to help people with behavior issues and persons with autism. The primary objectives of this program focuses on students gaining knowledge in the following areas of ABA and autism:

Advisor Contact Information 

Below are the academic advisors for the various programs in applied behavior analysis and autism. Prior to contacting an academic advisor, you are encouraged to read through the information corresponding to the certificate or degree program you are interested in. Read through the Q&A information related to the specific certificate or degree program that interests you. If you are arranging a practicum experience, please read through all the information related to the practicum prior to contacting a practicum coordinator. However, you should contact the practicum coordinator as soon as you are accepted by the graduate school.

Certificate Program in Autism

This program is designed to serve teachers, psychologists, and other human service professionals throughout the nation who deal with various issues related to autism. This program also is designed to meet the needs of part-time students, full-time students, currently employed professionals, non-traditional students, and career changers, among others.

Announcement

Post Date: 4/13/2010


IMPORTANT: If you are currently in the MA in Special Education Program with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis or autism and are interested in switching to the MA in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism you need to reapply to the graduate school. It will not cost you any additional fees. However, you must do this at least one semester prior to the semester in which you will be applying for graduation.

Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

This program is designed to serve teachers, psychologists, and other human service professionals throughout the nation who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA).This program also is designed to meet the needs of part-time students, full-time students, currently employed professionals, non-traditional students, and career-changers, among others.

Employment Opportunities in ABA and Autism

According to an article written by Sue Herera, posted on MSNBC (2/25/05), "The Demand Soars for Autism-Related Services." In 2002, Dr. Cece McCarton, a developmental pediatrician started the McCarton School in Manhattan, NY when she realized that she had no place to refer patients diagnosed with autism. The schools that were there were so overloaded and there were absolutely huge waiting lists," McCarton said. Facilities pay $70,000 a year to send their kids to the McCarton School, which accommodates 22 children. There are more than 100 kids on the waiting list. Herea also states, "With this much demand, its no wonder that some therapists are earning up to $125 per hour. And as a result, more students are applying to university programs that provide training in ABA.