Master of Science in Behavioral Science and Human Services


  • BSHS700 Behaviorism (3)
  • BSHS702 Concepts and Principles of Behavioral Science (3)
  • BSHS704 Research Methods, Measurement, and Experimental Design (3)
  • BSHS706 Functional Assessment in Human Services (3)
  • BSHS708 Ethics and Professional Conduct (3)
  • BSHS710 Behavior Change Procedures (3)
  • BSHS712 Personnel Management and Record Keeping (3)
  • Choose one elective: BSHS714 Assessment & Measurement Tools (3) or BSHS716 Autism Spectrum Disorder (3)
  • BSHS718 Issues of Culture and Ethnic Diversity (3)
  • BSHS740 Capstone Research Project (3)

Total Program Requirements: 30 Credits


It may be necessary for a student to repeat a course to achieve a satisfactory grade. Students are encouraged to discuss the matter with their Graduate Faculty Advisor. Students must earn a minimum grade of B when repeating a course. Failure to achieve a B or better in two or more courses will be grounds for academic dismissal.


  1. Completion of all course work as defined on the student’s Plan of Study;
  2. A minimum grade of B earned in all courses, thereby resulting in a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00;
  3. All degree students are required to file an Application for Degree form with the Registrar’s Office at the onset of the final term of study. The Application for Degree form is accessible from the Registrar’s web page.


Consult the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® website for more information. If you are seeking licensure in New York State please see M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis or advisor for additional information.


A student admitted to the program is expected to maintain continuity in the academic program and enroll each semester until all requirements are completed. Typically, a part-time student should complete a minimum of three (3) credits per semester. Full-time students must complete a minimum of nine (9) credits per semester. All requirements for the Master of Science degree must be completed within a period of five years from the student’s enrollment for graduate study.  For information on leaves of absence and extensions, consult the Academic Regulations and Standards section in the electronic catalog, Graduate Section, on the Daemen web page, or in the Graduate Catalog.

Capstone Experience

Students admitted to the Master’s Degree program are required to complete a capstone research experience. Graduate research is carried out during the course BSHS 740: Capstone Research Project.  Candidates will design and execute a research project with guidance from a faculty advisor. The detailed process for the completion of research is outlined in the course syllabus.