Applied Behavior Analysis (MS)


Welcome to the Applied Behavior Analysis (MS) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Applied Behavior Analysis (MS) program from acceptance to graduation.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 44 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequence guide for a suggested order of courses. The program sequence guide provides a suggested order of courses for the program based on start date. It also includes when to take exams and apply for clinical experiences in addition to other important non-course requirements. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Applied Behavior Analysis (MS) program participate in supervised practicum.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

Certification and Licensure

There are two credentials that professionals in Applied Behavior Analysis can earn: New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Students who complete the Master of Science will have the graduate training necessary to sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) exam. Upon passing the BCBA exam, graduates will be eligible for New York State’s new license in behavior analysis.

The Applied Behavior Analysis (MS) program is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for Task List 4 and also meets the current educational requirements for the New York State LBA.

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