The Purdue University College of Education’s online Master’s in Educational Studies with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares future behavior analysts who apply the science of behavior analysis across educational systems. The 30-credit program offers students the opportunity to choose between two options, fully online or a hybrid model(mix of online and face-to-face).
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Overview of the program:
The 30 credit hour program also serves as an avenue for recruitment into the Special Education doctoral program for which all credits (minimum =30) accrued from the Master’s can count towards the doctoral program of study.
Admissions into the program are accepted for the fall terms only.
The Fall 2020 deadline is June 1st or until spots are filled, whichever comes first.
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A total of 30 credit hours is required for completion of this degree.
All students in the program are required to purchase a one-year subscription to the CBA Learning Modules, offered by Behavior Development Solutions. Students will receive a discount on the price of the subscription due to this being a program requirement which brings the total to $345 for 12 months. Students will receive instructions for subscribing to the CBA modules via email from Behavior Development Solutions. It will be used in all courses and is required for taking the certification exam.
The CBA modules were specifically developed for learners to become fluent with the ABA terminology and prepare for the certification exam. Each learning module set consists of a 60 minute acquisition module and a timed fluency module. Specific CBA modules will be assigned in each of the 6 core courses. Within each module, students will complete the acquisition section followed by the fluency test. Though not required, students are encouraged to maintain their subscription until they sit for the BCBA exam. More information about the CBA modules >
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*Tuition and fees are charges on a per credit hour basis and are subject to annual increase. Annual increases may change the total program cost. The rate and fees above are effective for the 2019-2020 school year.
*Additional one time fee: CBA Modules — $345
I chose Purdue's ABA program because of the passion and expertise of its faculty. They are committed not only in furthering the development of those in the program, but also bettering the community through multi-disciplinary collaboration and research
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