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 eight 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. Situated on our campus, the Center provides assessment and intervention services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and developmental disabilities. Led by a team of registered behavior technicians and clinical supervisors, who also instruct our courses, the Center serves as a central component of the ABA learning practicum. Graduate students have the valuable opportunity to serve internships at the Center, allowing them to interact with practitioners and observe ASD learners in person.
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.
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 Disorder
- Applied Behavior Analysis programs earn international recognition for excellence
- From Columbia, South America to the Caldwell University Center for Autism & ABA
- ‘A Walk in the Park’ Brings Over $3K to Center for Autism and ABA
- Corner Butcher Block Supports Center for Autism and ABA