We offer two degree pathways: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Studies (AS).
The ABA option is designed for students interested in the science of behavior analysis, sitting for the national BCBA certification and obtaining licensure as an Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in the Commonwealth.
The AS option is designed for students interested in research careers in autism and related fields or preparing for doctoral-level study.
While most students in our program attend UMass Lowell for full-time study, part-time students are encouraged to apply. The program is a blend of online and campus courses, as well as concentrated supervised fieldwork. On-campus courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening hours to accommodate students who are employed. This is not a fully online program.
Gain mastery of skills in:
- Principles, processes, and concepts of applied behavior analysis
- Methods of behavioral assessment and selection of intervention strategies
- Measurement of behavior and techniques for displaying and interpreting data
- Experimental evaluation of interventions
- Legal and ethical aspects of intervention
- Training and supervision of direct service providers
- Coordination of programs and services with families, schools, and the community
- Definitions and characteristics of autism and other developmental psychopathologies
Master's students have access to UMass Lowell centers and labs. See a list of related resources