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Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis

BACB Approved

McNeese State University's Master of Arts In Psychology program with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis has been approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)The program prepares master's level graduates to practice in community settings as applied behavior analysts.  It provides the academic training and supervised experience necessary for graduates to apply for national board certification in behavior analysis.  Training emphasizes the development of both assessment and intervention skills.

The student is required to complete 24 hours of core credits and 27 credit hours of ABA concentration classes for a total of 51 credit hours. This is a non-thesis program that includes a practicum and internship. All practicum and internship placements are in the McNeese Autism Program and/or the Clinical Applied Behavior Analysis Academy. The Psychology Department also has human and animal operant lab facilities with which students can gain experience in single-subject procedures.


Required Coursework

View the Online Catalog for requirements.


Course Sequence

Fall 1

  • PSYC 547
  • PSYC 617
  • PSYC 603

Summer 1 or 2

  • PSYC 685
  • PSYC 639

Spring 1

  • PSYC 620
  • PSYC 626
  • PSYC 554

Fall 2

  • PSYC 615
  • PSYC 621
  • PSYC 695 or 571

Spring 2

  • PSYC 622
  • PSYC 612
  • PSYC 695 or 571

Fall 3

  • PSYC 696
  • PSYC 600

Spring 3

  • PSYC 696

Career Opportunities

Behavior analysts function as individual clinicians or are employed in organizations in numerous fields including education, behavioral medicine, mental health, disability, children's services, business and institutions of higher learning.

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