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2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Endicott College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Behavior Analysis - Fifth Year (Master of Science)

The Fifth Year Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was developed as an option for Endicott graduates to complete a Master’s Degree in an accelerated format, and complete the educational requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) examination offered through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®).

Endicott graduates can waive up to two elective courses in the general track if they have taken one or more of the following courses during their undergraduate education: ABA 280 Introduction to the Basic Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA 310 Assessment in Behavior Analysis, ABA 332 Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis, or ABA 145 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Non-Endicott graduates are required to complete the total required 40 credits.

The required coursework can begin during the student’s first post-graduate summer term, with all requirements completed within an 18 month time period.

The following conditions apply for a student who completes a Bachelor’s degree from Endicott College:

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA through their undergraduate course of study
  • Complete the application process for admission into Endicott College’s Institute for Applied Behavioral Science by the beginning of the Spring semester of their Senior year.
Licensure/Board Certification
The M.S. and Certificate programs offered through the Department of Applied Behavior Analysis meet the educational requirements that allow students to apply to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) examination administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®), as well as the academic standards for Licensure as a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Please Note: Regulations regarding licensing differ from state to state and credentialing differs across countries. Please be sure to check your local state/regional/licensing board.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 40

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will: 

  • Articulate and act within the principles of radical behaviorism
  • Solve challenging problems using the concepts and principles of ABA
  • Research using disciplinary methods including measurement, data analysis, and experimental design
  • Conduct practice and research in accordance with disciplinary methods
  • Apply ethical decision making across all areas of clinical practice including skill and behavioral assessment, supervision and training, and individual and systems interventions