MS Applied Behavior Analysis


  • ABA700 Behaviorism (3)
  • ABA702 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis (3)
  • ABA704 Research Methods and Measurement (3)
  • ABA706 Functional Assessment (3)
  • ABA708 Ethics and Professional Conduct (3)
  • ABA710 Behavior Change Procedures (3)
  • ABA712 Client Record Keeping, Supervision, and Personnel Management (3)
  • ABA714 Assessment and Measurement Tools (3)
  • ABA716 Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
  • ABA718 Issues of Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (3)
  • ABA730 Supervised Practicum and Seminar in Applied Behavior Analysis (2)
  • ABA740 Applied Behavior Analysis Capstone Research Project (3)
  • *ABA-731 through 739 Supervised Practicum with Experience Hours in Applied Behavior Analysis (1-9)  are available as electives if needed (1).



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 NYSED ABA website and the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® website for more 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 ABA 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.