Online MA in ABA

Courses

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The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

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The International Behavior Analysis Organization has verified the following courses toward the IBA certification coursework requirements. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to become a certified International Behavior Analyst.

QABA Accredidation

The Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA) is an agency whose mission is to establish the highest standard of care and empower all professionals who provide behavioral intervention services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. The QABA has approved the following coursework towards certification as a Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA).

For information on requirements, courses and admission information, visit the 2023-2024 USF Academic Catalog.

Course sequence based on the semester admitted to the program.
Fall Admission Spring Admission

Fall Semester Year 1

  • Practicum Seminar 1
  • ABA Basic Principles
  • Single Case Experimental Design
Spring Semester Year 1
  • Practicum Seminar 1
  • ABA Basic Principles
  • Single Case Experimental Design
Spring Semester Year 1
  • Practicum Seminar 2
  • Ethics in ABA
  • Observational Methods and Functional Assessment
Summer Semester Year 1
  • Practicum Seminar 2
  • Behavior Theory
  • Ethics in ABA
Summer Semester Year 1
  • Supervision & Training in ABA (OBM)
  • Behavior Theory
  • ABA in Complex Communities
Fall Semester Year 1
  • Supervision & Training in ABA (OBM)
  • ABA in Complex Communities
  • Observational Methods and Functional Assessment
Fall Semester Year 2
  • Practicum Seminar 3
  • Directed Research 1
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Spring Semester Year 2
  • Practicum Seminar 3
  • Directed Research 1
  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Spring Semester Year 2
  • Practicum Seminar 4
  • Directed Research 2
Summer Semester Year 2
  • Practicum Seminar 4
  • Directed Research 2

TIMELINE TO GRADUATION

The MA ABA program can be completed within five consecutive semesters.

To get an idea of your online course schedule and a semester-by-semester breakdown of credit hours and tuition costs, download the Online MA in ABA Cost Guide and Course Sequence. You can also view or share the ABA Cost Guide.

To view the course sequence in chronological order including BCaBA completion for Fall and Spring admissions, click here to view the infographic.

STATE LICENSING

The Online MA ABA program is designed to ensure students meet the BACB requirements to be eligible to sit for the BCBA exam. Individual states may have additional requirements (e.g., additional experience hours; supervision by a licensed behavior analysts) that must be met to attain license to practice as a behavior analyst. Graduates are responsible for checking whether our program meets your local state's licensing laws for behavior analysts.

The Association for Professional Behavior Analysts provides information on individual state licenses and other regulations of ABA practitioners by state at https://www.apbahome.net. If you require any documentation from our program to meet your state's licensing requirement, call 813-974-3096 for assistance.