Graduate Programs in 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 seven universities in the world to have both programs accredited.
Caldwell University Center for Autism
What sets Caldwell’s Applied Behavior Analysis program apart is the Caldwell University Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. Situated on our campus, the Center provides assessment and intervention services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Led by a team of Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA-Ds), who also instruct our courses, the Center serves as a central component for clinical training that fulfills the supervision and field work required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Graduate students have the valuable opportunity to take practicum at the Center, learning skills in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ASD.
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 each graduate for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Programs of Study
- Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis
- M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Combined B.S. in Psychology / M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Post-Master Non-Degree Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Graduate Students Train First Responders on Interacting with Individuals with Autism Spectrum DisorderCarleana Hickey, a doctoral student and assistant director of training at the Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis, was one of the presenters in the training for first responders.
- Applied Behavior Analysis programs earn international recognition for excellence
- From Columbia, South America to the Caldwell University Center for Autism & ABAMaster’s student blogs on how becoming a behavior analyst is her passion By: Carolina Lenis, master’s student in ABA My name is Carolina Lenis, and I’m currently pursuing my master’s […]
- ‘A Walk in the Park’ Brings Over $3K to Center for Autism and ABACaldwell, N.J.—May 23, 2013—Fifth-grader Shane Harper and his uncle, Frank Lisante, recently held a “Walk in the Park” with friends and family to benefit the Caldwell University Center for Autism […]
- Corner Butcher Block Supports Center for Autism and ABACaldwell, NJ – April 15, 2013 – Caldwell University was thrilled to receive a donation of $1,000.00 from the Corner Butcher Block to support its Center for Autism and Applied […]
- April, Autism Awareness Month SpotlightStudent Research Focuses on Techniques for Getting Teenagers on Spectrum to Drink Water during Exercise Caldwell graduate student Danielle Schatz will present her thesis research project, “The Effects of a Tactile […]