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Courses You Will Take


BACB Approved
BACB ApprovedThe Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved this course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

The courses meet BACB–required 270 classroom hours of graduate–level instruction aligned with the Fourth Edition Task List.


Our program allows you to create a plan of study that fits your life. The 30-credit-hour program can typically be completed in 18 to 24 months, plus course offerings are designed to be flexible.

You can choose to take one course each semester (16 weeks) or one course over eight weeks. Or you may wish to take two or three courses at a time in eight-week or 16-week formats. In addition, some summer classes are offered in a five-week format.

You will work with your academic advisor to create a plan of study that fits your needs best. View two sample plans and the practicum experience to get an idea of what your program could look like.

Courses required for completion of the degree are:

  • SPCE 609: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 610: Behavioral Consultation (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 611: Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 619: Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 636: Research in Special Education (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 680: Introduction to Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 682: Interventions and Treatments for Persons with Autism (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 683: Practicum in Autism (3 credit hours) or SPCE 638: Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • SPCE 660/689: Verbal Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • SPCE 660/691: Supervising Human Service Staff in ABA (3 credit hours)

You can start the sequence of courses any semester.

Certificate and License Options
If you’re still undecided about the master’s degree, another option to consider is one of our graduate certificates, which you can apply to one of our master’s degrees, or one of our license areas for an add-on license to your initial licensure.