MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Overview Within the past decade, the number of children diagnosed with autism or Asperger syndrome has increased drastically, resulting in the need for educated behavior science professionals. Drexel University's accredited online Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares clinical, behavioral health, and educational leaders to use analytic theory and tools to care for and educate this growing population.The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program is intended for a variety of professionals including special education teachers, school psychologists, social workers, case managers, and those interested in other education and behavioral health disciplines. Students will utilize functional analysis, social and adaptive behavior tools, and performance assessments. Online Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the program.Program Features and BenefitsLeaders from this program will be highly successful candidates for institutions searching for knowledgeable and skilled behavior analytic consultants, program coordinators, senior clinical directors and interventionistsThe benefit of learning from the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, which boasts renowned staff who are widely-published and respected in the fieldThe opportunity to publish mentor-supported research projectsAvailable concentration in Autism Spectrum DisordersAccess to interdisciplinary research and resources from Drexel’s academic canonSame faculty, curriculum, and degree as Drexel's distinguished on-campus programPracticumThe program offers the option of an in-person practicum, which students may complete at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute or another regional mental and behavioral health care center. Talk to your enrollment counselor to learn more.The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants must meet additional requirements to qualify.State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. You must meet additional requirements to qualify.Core Applied Behavior Analysis Courses EDEX 630Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change4.5EDEX 631Measurement and Experimental Design4.5EDEX 632Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis4.5EDEX 633Behavioral Interventions4.5EDEX 634Consultation, Systems Change and Supervision4.5EDEX 635Ethical Considerations and Professional Conduct4.5Select one option from the following:12.0Option 1: Autism Spectrum Disorders Concentration EDEX 556Characteristics & Methods: Autism EDEX 558Characteristics & Methods: High Functioning Autism EDEX 560Communication & Language Interventions: Autism Spectrum Disorders EDEX 562Behavior & Sensory Support: Autism Spectrum Disorders Option 2: Practicum Concentration EDEX 700Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis EDEX 700Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis EDEX 700Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis EDEX 700Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis EDEX 700Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis ABA elective (EDEX course, 3.0 credits, dealing with Autism selected in consultation with Program Manager or Advisor) Capstone Courses EDEX 610Action Research for Special Education Teachers I4.5EDEX 611Action Research for Special Education Teachers II1.5Total Credits45.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higherRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendationPersonal EssayResumeAdditional requirements for International StudentsAn admissions interview is also required Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Contact Faculty The following faculty members are available to speak to you about the program by phone or email. For a full listing of faculty, please visit Drexel's School of Education.James E. Connell, Jr., PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor Director of the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis firstname.lastname@example.org 215.895.2426Christina Vorndran, PhD, BCBA-DAssociate Clinical Professorcvorndran@drexel.edu215.571.4560 Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.