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.
Certification and Licensure
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.
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
Consult the course sequence guide for a suggested order of courses. Students must meet with the faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
For Students Matriculated Before Spring 2021 – 4th Edition Verified Course Sequence
The Applied Behavior Analysis programs at Hunter College will begin phasing out our current 4th edition course offerings in the Fall of 2020.
Hunter currently offers a 4th edition Verified Course Sequence (VCS) for those planning to become BCBAs. 4th edition students must complete all coursework, degree, and supervision requirements AND receive Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) approval to take the exam prior to December 2021. If this is not possible, additional 5th edition coursework will be required.
Students who have completed coursework during or prior to the 3rd edition must finish the 4th edition course sequence, degree, and supervision requirements AND receive BACB approval to take the exam prior to December 2021. If this is not possible, students will be required to start over in our 5th edition Verified Course Sequence and will need to complete three additional courses.
Please note the last semester when each course will be offered in the 4th edition sequence.
- EDABA 790 Fall 2020
- EDABA 791 Summer 2020
- EDABA 795 Fall 2020
- EDABA 796 Spring 2021
- EDABA 798 Fall 2020
- EDABA 799 Spring 2021
4th Edition Verified Course Sequences
For Students Matriculated Spring 2021 and Beyond
5th Edition Verified Course Sequences
Course Descriptions, Progress Standards and Exit Requirements
Review the course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements in the Course Catalog for MS based on start date.
Course Catalog Summer 2022 onward
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Newly Accepted Students: Getting Started
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison, Kristen Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment.
Newly Accepted Students: Orientations
Welcome to the School of Education! Students will attend two orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
General New Student Orientation
The School of Education hosts monthly virtual new graduate student orientations titled “New Student Orientation – Teacher Education and Leadership”. These 60 minute online sessions will provide you with an overview of Hunter College and the School of Education. Additionally, you will find answers to many of your questions regarding registration, student life and certification. See the “Program Related Events” section below for details about upcoming sessions.
Program Advising Session
This program hosts program advising sessions that cover the course of study, progress standards and fieldwork requirements. See the “Program Related Events” section below for details about upcoming sessions.