Department of Applied Behavior Analysis

Caldwell University’s Post-Master’s, Master of Arts (MA), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) graduate programs provide students with the skills and experience to become leaders in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA).  Both the MA and Ph.D. ABA programs are accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Caldwell University is one of only eight universities in the world to have both programs accredited.Through coursework, participation in applied and research practica, and completion of an empirical thesis or dissertation, students develop a strong foundation in the science of behavior analysis to explain behavior, and to apply these basic principles to improve individual and social conditions. These programs meet all education and experience requirements to prepare graduates for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.