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Foundations in Behavior Analysis

The online master's in Foundations in Behavior Analysis is focused on providing students with foundations in applied behavior analysis. Behavior Analysis applies the basic principles of behaviorism to examine human behavior and develop and implement effective plans to change behavior. Professionals with training in behavior analysis work in a variety of educational and clinical settings to help individuals with behavior and learning problems. To learn more about UC's online masters in Foundations in Behavior Analysis degree program, please visit  http://behavioranalysis.uc.edu

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Quick Info

Program Code

18MED-DL-FNBA-DL

Duration

varies

Location

Distance Learning Only

Department

School Psychology
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Contact

University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210068
Cincinnati,OH  45221
James Hawkins
Email: James.hawkins@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-5722

Student Success Factors

Individuals who wish to make a difference and advance professionally in an educational or clinical setting would most benefit from the online master's program in Foundations in Behavior Analysis. This program will help professionals working with individuals with behavior or learning problems.

Career Possibilities

Individuals who wish to make a difference and advance professionally in an educational or clinical setting would most benefit from the online master's in Foundations in Behavior Analysis. This program will help professionals working with individuals with behavior or learning problems.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

The online master's degree program in Foundations in Behavior Analysis at the University of Cincinnati provides an in-depth examination into the core competencies of applied behavior analysis. The coursework addresses the provision of assessment and intervention services to individuals in both educational and clinical settings. The program focuses on the core competencies of applied behavior analysis as published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, including behavioral assessment, functional behavior assessment/analysis, intervention for academic & behavior problems, data-based decision making & single-case design research methodology, and ethical standards for practice.

The program is comprised of ten, 3-credit hour courses, each 15 weeks in length. Students can enroll three times per year — Fall, Spring, and Summer — and complete the program in as little as 5 semesters (approximately a year and a half).

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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

  • The program is grounded in the ethical and best practices recommended by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and is designed to expand students’ skills in the core competencies of applied behavior analysis.
  • The program addresses a wide array of behaviors associated with a variety of disability categories in both educational and clinical settings.
  • The program addresses the specific and comprehensive use of learning principles, such as operant and respondent learning. It also has an emphasis on prevention and early intervention.
  • Courses highlight the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the provision of assessment and intervention services.
  • Coursework will provide students with the required knowledge in core areas of behavior analysis including:
    • Behavioral assessment;
    • Functional behavior assessment/analysis;
    • Intervention for academic and behavior problems;
    • Data-based decision making and single-case design research methodology; and
    • Ethical standards for practice.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in areas related to Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Psychology, or other related degrees
  • No GRE required for admission
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 or 3.0 in the last 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours)
  • Preference is given to individuals who currently work in an environment where skills in behavior analysis are used

For more information on admission requirements, contact an Enrollment Advisor.

International Student Requirements

International students must prove English proficiency prior to being admitted. English proficiency can be documented in several ways. The most common way is by providing a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. The TOEFL score must meet University, College, and Departmental requirements prior to being admitted including minimum scores of 580 (paper test), 237 (computer test), and 92 (internet test).

Any TOEFL score not meeting a departmental requirement must be waived by the Department Head or Graduate Program Director. However, any TOEFL score not meeting the University minimum requirement of 520 (paper test), 190 (computer test), or 68 (internet test) must be approved for a waiver from the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Please be advised that some students may send computer based test scores, while others the traditional paper test or the new internet based test. English proficiency can also be documented with a 6.5 overall ban score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English proficiency can further be demonstrated with a 47 on the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). Finally, English proficiency can be demonstrated by completing a bachelor’s degree at an English speaking college/university or by completing Level 112 of English instruction at ELS Language Centers.

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete the online master's degree program in Foundations in Behavior Analysis from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and program requirements.
  • Obtain at least a 3.0 university grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Pass a master's comprehensive exam.

Application Deadlines

The online master's degree program in Foundations in Behavior Analysis accepts applications three times each year — Fall, Spring, and Summer. Please visit behavioranalysis.uc.edu for specific application deadlines.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.