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MSU Launches New Program

Thursday, September 10, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Riley
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Mississippi State University is excited to announce the launch of the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program. Coursework options include a standalone Registered Behavior Technician (RBT; 3 credit hours) course, an undergraduate minor in ABA (15 credit hours), a graduate certificate in ABA (21 credit hours), and a master’s degree in ABA (31 credit hours). All programs are recognized by the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as Verified Course Sequence (VCS) programs. Completion of the minor leads to certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and completion of the master’s program leads to certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


Students will need to obtain supervision and field-based experience before applying for either credential. All programs are available online and face-to-face. Additionally, master’s students have the option to complete practicum experiences at various clinic and university-based sites under the supervision of BCBA’s in order to accumulate field experience and supervision hours needed for credentialing. The first cohort of 15 students began in Fall 2020 and MSU welcomes applications for admission for Fall 2021. 


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Program or contact the ABA Program Coordinator, Dr. Hallie Smith, at