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2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Behavior Analysis, M.A.

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The goal of the Behavior Analysis master’s degree program is to provide students with a well-rounded foundation in behavior analysis through an integrated sequence of coursework, practicum and research activities. Students obtain competency in the basic principles of learning and the application of these principles with particular emphasis on interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities. Practicum and research experiences are provided in a variety of settings. All students complete a major research project prior to graduation. The program, which is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis-International®, includes a course sequence and practicum approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc®. Students completing the coursework and practicum requirements of the program will be eligible to sit for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) exam and become Licensed Behavior Analysts. Furthermore, graduates will be prepared to pursue doctoral degrees in behavior analysis, psychology or education.


Students wishing to enroll in this program of study must formally apply. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the program director, Dr. Dorothea Lerman at behavior analysis@uhcl.edu. Consult the application packet for further information about the admissions requirements. The priority deadline for applying for the master’s degree in Behavior Analysis is January 5.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a related field such as psychology, education or special education. In addition, applicants should identify coursework or practical experience associated with Behavior Analysis.

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