Behavioral analysis is the scientific study of behavior. It is used to study a range of behaviors including addictive behavior, autism and juvenile delinquency. For a career in applied behavioral analysis, it is recommended to complete a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in behavior analysis. There are various colleges and universities in the United States offering such programs.
Simmons College, Boston, offers a PhD in applied behavior analysis in its Department of Behavior Analysis. It is a 60-credit doctoral program. Admission to the program requires a master's degree or higher in behavioral education or applied behavior analysis. Prospective applicants to the program should be interested in research in fusions with findings from other disciplines.
Florida Institute of Technology
The Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne offers a master of science degree in applied behavior analysis. Graduates of the program have the opportunity for employment as certified behavioral analysts in private business or academia, as well as community, state and federal agencies. The program requires a minimum of 48 semester credit hours of psychology courses.
Caldwell College offers an MA in applied behavior analysis. This is a 39-credit interdisciplinary program. Graduates of the program have the opportunity for employment in developmental services, mental health services and special education. Caldwell College is situated in Caldwell, New Jersey.
West Virginia University
West Virginia University offers a PhD in psychology-behavior analysis. Graduates of the program may become psychologists who are qualified to teach or work in an applied setting. West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia.
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