The MS ABA program curriculum follows a cohort structure with courses offered in a prescribed sequence. View the MS ABA Curriculum Sheet here.
MS ABA students complete two practicum placements within the community in order to obtain 2000 hours of practicum experience. Please visit the MS ABA Practicum Placements page for more information regarding the rotation schedule and practicum sites.
International Student Mandatory CPT Process
F-1 international students admitted to the MS ABA program must apply for the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) employment in order to be eligible for the program’s practicum placement requirements. Please review the department’s unofficial document outlining this process, here. Contact the International Students and Scholars Center (ISSC) for additional information.
Board Certification and State Licensure Laws
Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
Information pertinent to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst: www.BACB.com
Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
Information regarding state licensure (AZ) for behavior analysts: www.psychboard.az.gov
Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA)
Arizona’s professional membership association for Behavior Analysts: http://azaba.org/
Graduate Travel Information
There are a number of travel funding sources available to graduate psychology students. Click here to learn more about University Travel Policies, available funding sources and how to apply.
Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant opportunities may become available to MS ABA students through the Department of Psychology or other departments within the University. For additional information regarding policies and support services, visit the Graduate College TA/RA Handbook and the Department of Psychology Graduate TA Tips and Expectations document.
Students must apply for each semester they wish to be considered for a TA position with the Department of Psychology. All active MS ABA students will be notified, via their official ASU email address, of the TA application open and close dates for the impending semester. To prepare for the application students should:
- Review the MS ABA TA Prioritization Criteria document.
- Update their CV/Resume.
- Be registered for all classes in the upcoming semester, or know the classes and times in which they will enroll when registration opens.
- Know their practicum placement schedule, or plan to allow time for both commitments if not yet scheduled.
The Department of Psychology TA Interest Form generally becomes available mid-semester in the term prior to the TA assignment. Students will be notified by the Department of Psychology Graduate Advising Office, via their official ASU email address, of the application open and close dates and instructions to access the form.
Department and University Resources