Graduate Programs


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

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).

If you are considering a career centered on application of behavior analytic principles to teach new behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors, particularly in the areas of education or human service, then this program is for you. Be prepared to: work with individuals with autism across settings; work with individuals with and without disabilities who engage in challenging behavior and/or who are in need of increasing skills; consult with teachers and school systems to create positive behavior support systems; train parents; and collaborate with medical professionals.

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

Current Purdue Students: Apply for Admission in your Junior Year!

If you will be classified as a senior Fall 2022 (Completed 90 credits by August 2022), Apply for admission Now!

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

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Application Requirements

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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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Core Courses in Master’s Program

  • EDPS 55300 – Basic Concepts in ABA
  • EDPS 53300 – Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDPS 54700 – Foundations in ABA
  • EDPS 68800 – Single Subject Research Design
  • EDPS 61200 – Advanced ABA
  • EDPS 54800 – Ethics of ABA
  • EDPS 54900 – Verbal Behavior and Social Communication
  • EDPS 55000 – Behavioral Consultation and Systems Change
  • EDPS 62800 – Behavior Analyst as Supervisor
  • EDPS 53000 – Application of Applied Behavior Analysis to Manage and Support Personnel
  • EDPS 55100 – Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (x2)

Tuition and Fees

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Tuition is calculated differently for online and residential students. The online program’s flat, per-credit-hour rate is not affected by full- or part-time status. For questions and additional information, residential students should seek guidance from the University Office of the Bursar.

*Additional one-time fee: CBA Modules – $345


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Clinical Assistant Professor Special Education, Applied Behavior AnalysisEducational Studies
Website: Vita
Limited Term Lecturer Special EducationEducational Studies
Limited Term Lecturer Special EducationEducational Studies
Associate Professor Coordinator Applied Behavior Analysis Programs, Special EducationEducational Studies
Work Phone: (765) 494-7238 Website: Vita Website: Autism Behavior Intervention Lab
Limited Term Lecturer Special EducationEducational Studies


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