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Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (MS in ABA) is an on-campus only degree program that will train graduate students to provide behavioral consultation, support, and training to teachers, staff, parents, and individuals with challenging behaviors and/or intensive training needs. The MS in ABA will provide opportunities for graduate students to work within schools*, homes, and/or other facilities that house individuals with challenging behaviors. In addition, graduate students will be exposed to individuals from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and disability backgrounds. The program at the University of Kentucky (UK) will focus on children and youth with challenging behaviors from 2 years of age through 21 years of age. In addition, our focus will be on children and youth identified with Emotional and/or Behavioral Disorder (e.g., Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, as well as other academic or mental health issues that affect the child’s or youth’s behavior. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has accepted courses within the MS in ABA program as an “approved course sequence.” In addition, students in the MS in ABA program will receive required supervision within the practicum setting. The approved course sequence and practicum/supervision requirements will prepare completers of the MS in ABA to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.