Master of Science in ABA

ABA Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities for New ABA Master's Students

Project MABAS: (Enhancing the Promotion of Mental Health Wellbeing of Children and Youth in High-Need Schools through Preparing School-Based Behavior Analysts and Social Workers)

This project aims to prepare students to employ universal wellness promotion and prevention strategies, incorporate trauma-informed care into the assessment process and interventions, and work effectively in interdisciplinary teams, particularly in school-based settings, to provide culturally and linguistically inclusive practices. Students admitted into Project MABAS will receive interdisciplinary training to expand the evidence base on effective behavioral and mental health services for youth who require individualized support in a variety of educational settings and to promote the overall mental health and social-emotional well-being of school-aged children. Students receive a full tuition scholarship, a monthly stipend, and attain, in addition to their masters in ABA, a graduate certificate in Children’s Mental Health. 

Project iSED

Project iSED is a 5-year, $1.19 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H325K200051). All students accepted in the ABA Master’s Program are eligible to apply to participate in Project iSED.

Project iSED: Advancing Interdisciplinary Services for Students with Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Project iSED aims to prepare high-quality scholars to serve as either Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA's) or School of Social Workers (SWs) who:

  • Collaboratively design and deliver evidence-based instruction and intensive individualized interventions and supports (PBIS) in natural environments, classrooms, and schools for school aged children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders.
  • Employ evidence-based practices and evaluation, foster family engagement and access to mental health counseling, and serve as home-school liaison.

Over the 5 years of funding (2020-2025), Project iSED will prepare 17 scholars from the ABA Master’s Program and 17 scholars from the School Social Work Program within the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. To identify high-quality applicants for admission, the project will select candidates whose interests match the project’s goals. Interest in becoming a school-based behavior analyst or school social worker and willingness to provide related services as a collaborative team member for children with disabilities in educational systems will be emphasized in the selection process.

Scholarship Support

Project iSED students will receive:

  • Paid tuition (in-state rate) for 3 semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring of 2nd year in the ABA program)
  • Out-of-state tuition waiver for non-Florida residents
  • Stipends for 3 semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring of 2nd year in the ABA program)
  • Financial assistance for conference attendance

How to Apply

All students accepted in the ABA Master’s Program are eligible to apply to participate in Project iSED. The ABA Master’s Program will distribute a Project iSED application form to each student during the first week of classes. Interested applicants should submit the completed application form, a letter of intent, and a curriculum vita to Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta.

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