Accelerated 4+1 Bachelor’s & MSEd in Applied Behavior Analysis


Applied Behavior Analysis 4+1

The Applied Behavior Analysis pathway will provide learners with advanced knowledge and skills in behavioral approaches to instruction and student supports. The 12-credit course sequence will focus on procedures for evaluating behavior and target skills, designing data-driven interventions, and monitoring progress. Additionally, the 4-course sequence, along with EDPS 36201 Positive Behavior Supports and EDPS 40300 Individualized Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports, will fulfill the Behavior Analyst Certification Board course content requirements to sit for the exam to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).

Undergraduate studies apply for this accelerated program during their junior year.  If accepted, with one additional of studies, the student receives a Master of Science in Educational Studies with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.




Apply for Admission in your Junior Year!

Undergraduate and graduate courses will be combined over the next two years, permitting completion of both the BS and MS.ED. degrees in five years for students engaged in full-time study. Students applying must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25

This program is available to all undergraduate education students in the following majors:

  • General Education: Educational Studies
  • General Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Special Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Human Development and Family Studies

ABA 4+1 Program Application Procedure

  • Complete the Graduate School Admission Application
  • Click ‘Create an account’; enter email address, name, and birthdate and click ‘Continue’
  • On the application, for Campus, Major, Area of Interest, and Degree Objective:
    • Select a campus: WEST LAFAYETTE (MAIN CAMPUS)
    • Select your proposed graduate major: Educational Studies
    • Select an Area of Interest: Accelerated Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Select a Delivery Option: On Campus
    • Select a Degree Objective: Master’s of Science in Education

To complete an application file, the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of Education must receive the following in addition to the admissions application:

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