Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Program

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In the early 1960s, the Department of Psychology was nicknamed Fort Skinner in the Desert and was the first psychology department in the U.S. to start a program that would specialize in behavioral research, theory, and applications. In fact, ASU’s first PhD graduate was Montrose M. Wolf (1935-2004) who originated time-out for children with behavior problems and became known as the “father of ABA.”

Infused with this rich history, our MS ABA is the only known classroom-based masters program at a Research I University to provide a BACB-approved curriculum for certification and 1500+ supervised practicum hours required for state licensing in Arizona.

In addition to four, full-time semesters of scientific coursework and a summer internship, the degree’s culminating experience will be the presentation of our students’ year-long Capstone Projects at a region-wide career event to recognize and celebrate the program’s rising graduates.

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