M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (40 Credits)
The Fifth-Year Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) offers Endicott College graduates the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in an accelerated format, and, at the same time, to complete both the educational and experiential requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination offered through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.
Endicott graduates can waive up to two elective courses under certain conditions; non-Endicott graduates are required to complete the total required 36 credits. The required coursework and practicum experiences begin during the student’s first post-graduate summer term, with all requirements completed within a 15-month time period. The following conditions apply for a student who completes a bachelor’s degree at Endicott:
- The GRE/MAT application requirement is waived.
- A 3.0 GPA throughout your undergraduate course of study must be maintained.
- The application process must be completed by the beginning of the spring semester of the senior year.
Students in the ABA programs are charged a one time fee of $1,000 in their first semester. This fee is used to cover subscriptions to online learning tools used throughout the program. Please contact the program director if you have any questions about this fee.
Fifth Year Expedited Admissions Process
Current Endicott students are eligible to apply to Fifth Year graduate programs using an expedited admissions process. In order to be eligible for the expedited admissions process, current students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA*. Students eligible for the Fifth Year expedited admission process are not required to submit an essay, resume, recommendations or transcripts.
Students should apply for a Fifth Year program using the Current Endicott Student Expedited Masters Application form available in MyEndicott. The GPS Office of Admissions will upon receipt of this form obtain a dean recommendation/GPA confirmation and confirm a prospective Fifth Year student has a clear record with the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Student Affairs.
*Otherwise, standard admissions requirements apply.
Please note that the application fee is waived for all current Endicott students and alumni.
All other candidates must apply online at: endicott.edu/admission/information-for-graduate-students/apply
Applicants should submit the following to Graduate Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915
- Non-refundable $50.00 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students;
- Two letters of recommendation (one academic reference and one professional reference);
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s) including confirmation of undergraduate degree, date confirmed, and any other graduate work;
- Statement of purpose of no less than three pages outlining your intentions for graduate study, your background in the field of applied behavior analysis, and the contributions that you intend to make to the field. This essay should be in APA format and include no less than 3 references.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for all students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better;
- All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of six Endicott credits.
International Applicants for Graduate Admission
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants are required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree. Educational documents in a foreign language are required to be translated into English. All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency.
International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their baccalaureate transcript is not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott-sponsored student visa.
Program of Study
Required Curriculum - 25 creditsABA 510 - Conceptual Issues in Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 525 - Basic Principles of Applied Behavior AnalysisABA 534 - Measurement & Experimental Evaluation of Behavioral Interventions IABA 541 - Behavioral AssessmentABA 554 - Behavior Change ProceduresABA 565 - Ethical Issues in Behavior AnalysisABA 520 - Supervision and ManagementABA 585 - Thesis/Capstone in ABAABA 699 - Comprehensive ReviewABA 698 - Thesis Completion
At least 4 of the 5 must be ABA prefix (One AUT elective is allowed).ABA 512 - Verbal BehaviorABA 527 - ABA in Public School Special EducationABA 522 - Treatment of Severely Challenging BehaviorABA 524 - Variations and Applications of Functional Analysis ProceduresABA 523 - Intro to ABA and Psychiatric DisordersABA 521 - Evidence-Based Curriculum DevelopmentABA 501 - Collaboration in Childhood Clinical DisordersABA 502 - Social Skills for Learners with Emotional Behavioral DisordersABA 503 - Collaboration in Mental Health SettingsABA 504 - Skill Building for Adults with Psychiatric DisordersABA 505 - Organizational Behavior Management (OBM): Translating Behavior Analysis to the OrganizationAUT 537 - Developing Individualized Goals for Learners with AutismAUT 570 - Understanding and Remediating Communication Deficits in Learners with AutismAUT 571 - Understanding and Remediating Social and Play Skill Deficits in Learners with AutismAUT 574 - Evidence-Based PracticeAUT 540 - Adolescents and Adults with ASD: Transition and Meaningful Engagement
Total Degree Requirements - 40 credits
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