The Post-Master in ABA was designed to introduce students to the field of behavior analysis and to prepare students for employment within the fields where there are growing demands for competent professionals in applied behavior analysis: namely, developmental services, special education, and mental health. In this program, students are only required to show proficiency in coursework. The curriculum for this program focuses on (a) the principles and procedures of basic and applied behavior analysis practice and research and (b) the application of behavior analysis and behavioral support in complex environments (i.e., home, school, work, other community settings, and institutional settings).
Note: The application deadlines for the Post-Master ABA Program are:
April 1 – Summer • June 1 – Fall • December 1 – Spring
- M.A. in ABA, Psychology, or Education. Applicants who do not meet these requirements are urged to apply to the Caldwell University M.A. in ABA program or an equivalent program.
- Minimum GPA of 3.3 in master’s degree coursework
- Official transcripts of their master’s degree coursework
- Writing sample: a research-based paper in psychology or education of at least ten pages that was previously submitted as part of a graduate course. Other subject matter may be considered if the candidate has had limited prior psychology or education work. If applicable, the applicant’s master’s thesis is preferable.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement of 2-3 pages in length describing the reasons for pursuing graduate study in ABA at Caldwell University.
- Personal Interview (applicants who qualify for an interview will be contacted by the ABA Department).
ABA 526 Behavior Analysis and Learning (3)
ABA 534 Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
ABA 537 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
ABA 553 Assessing Autism Interventions (3)
ABA 556 Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
ABA 563 Ethics for Behavior Analysts (3)
ABA 572 Language and Social Skills for Individuals with Autism (3)
ABA 574 Professionalism for Behavior Analysts (3)
Transfer of Graduate Credit
Caldwell University will accept the transfer of a maximum of three credits of graduate work in psychology, education or a closely related field, provided that the credits were completed within five years of the student’s registration at Caldwell University. Official transcripts of previous graduate work as well as the catalog description of each course must be submitted for review at the time of application. Approval of transfer credit is based on course content and grade earned in the course. Each transfer request will be reviewed by the Program Coordinator.