The Applied Behavior Analysis degree program is for students who are interested in the science of behavior analysis and wish to pursue a career in applied behavior analysis. The ABA program has been verified to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify including completion of the required experience hours. Purdue’s ABA program offers the Intensive Practicum as an option for students to work towards completion of the experience requirements.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts have career opportunities including but not limited to working with individuals with ASD, working with individuals with and without disabilities who engage in challenging behavior and/or who are in need of increasing skills, consulting with teachers and school systems to create positive behavior support systems, training parents, and collaborating with medical professionals.
April 1st, 2019 is the deadline for consideration for Fall 2019 admission. Incomplete applications are not reviewed.
A total of 30 credit hours is required for completion of this degree.
For the remaining 9 credits, you and your advisor will work to develop a plan of study that matches your individualized interests and career goals. Choose from the Intensive Practicum in ABA or courses in special education, educational psychology, and research methods.
The Intensive Practicum in ABA (5 credit hours each semester for up to 4 semesters) is intended to meet the BACB supervision requirements. Students must have an on-site supervisor who provides a minimum of 1-hr a week of supervision. Students will meet 1 hour a week for group supervision with a university-based supervisor.
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 $299 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 2018-2019 school year.
*Additional one time fee: CBA Modules — $299
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