APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
The goals of the Masters Program in Applied Behavior Analysis are to provide students with training:
- to work in a variety of fields with a variety of populations in need of behaviorally based interventions.
- that meets the educational competence requirements necessary to pursue professional certification (through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board).
- that helps students contribute to and advance the field through conduct and participation in research as well as presentations.
- that supports the possibility of continuing their education at the doctoral level.
Notice to Applicants & Candidates
Services restricted to New York State licensed professionals, including licensed behavior analysts certified behavior analysts assistants (supervised by a licensed behavior analyst) and licensed psychologists, cannot be rendered by program students or graduates unless: (a) they are licensed in New York State to provide such services, (b) they provide those services in an exempt setting as salaried employee, (c) the person holds a limited permit to practice in a setting approved by the New York State Education Department, or (d) the person is a student, intern, or resident in an educational program acceptable to the Department pursuant to the commissioner’s regulations, provided that such constitutes a part of his or her supervised course of study.
Due to the recent change in the law, one must be a licensed behavior analyst to engage in "behavior analysis" types of activities: modifying behavior, conducting behavior analysis, etc. The exception is if one works in a school, clinic, hospital, and similar institutions, which are called exempt settings. The New York State Education Department, which approves all graduate programs, requires this disclaimer in our materials. If you have a question, you can either contact the ABA Program Director at Queens College or call the State Education Department.