Undergraduate

Applied Behavior Analysis Dual Degree Program

Applied Behavior Analysis Dual Degree Program

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Dual Degree


Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.A., M.A.


School

School of Graduate Studies


Department

Psychology

Program Contact

Rylee Benzing-Plourde

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
508-767-7107 Admissions House - Room 225

Requirements

Stephen Blaisdell

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
BCBA serving public school districts

Understanding the theories and practices is important to realizing how they can be applied.

I want to develop behavior programs based on scientific principles and feel confident that the work I am doing is individualized and targets the behavior I want to change. I also would like to become a BCBA, and I know this program will prepare me well.
Ashley Perry

Applied Behavior Analysis
Shared Living Case Manager, Seven Hill Foundation

I want to really make a change for the people I support.

I hope to gain the proper skills to go into the field and work with young children or adults to help reduce problem behaviors for struggling families.
Amanda Maynard

Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Special Education Teacher and BCBA (supervisor), Worcester Public Schools

The class sizes are small, and the professors are accessible and kind.

Assumption’s ABA program provided opportunities for learning and assessment of student knowledge, practicum experience, and covered the perfect amount of content taught seamlessly, which was hugely influential in my achievement of passing the board exam through the BACB.
Kate Diaz

Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Behavioral Clinician, Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA)

The Applied Behavior Analysis program challenged and supported me in becoming a behavioral clinician

Each one of my instructors brought their own experience into the classroom which has been useful in my current position. I assist in creating Positive Behavioral Support plans that focus on adults increasing their independence and accomplishing their goals.
Anthea Oikonomou-Savvidis, BCBA, LABA

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Applied Behavior Institute

ABA is different from psychology, as it’s a bit more scientific.

All of the classes we took provided us with a better understanding of the science and how evidence-based interventions make a socially significant difference.
Cynthia Riley, BCBA, LABA

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Applied Behavior Institute

I’ve been working with people with special needs for over 30 years.

I would have ideas on how to help them, but I didn’t have the authority to implement those ideas. The more I got into my ABA program, the more empowered I felt. Now I’m better able to help clients express themselves, improve their lives, and gain independence.
Joshua Jenness, BCBA, LABA

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Shapiro Educational & Behavioral Consultants

The most rewarding aspect of my job is applying what I’ve learned on a day-to-day basis.

There’s a saying, ‘If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.’ Every client is different. Every day brings a unique challenge. I like that I can create new programs for specific individuals to help them move forward in their lives.

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Stephen Blaisdell

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
BCBA serving public school districts

Understanding the theories and practices is important to realizing how they can be applied.

I want to develop behavior programs based on scientific principles and feel confident that the work I am doing is individualized and targets the behavior I want to change. I also would like to become a BCBA, and I know this program will prepare me well.
Ashley Perry

Applied Behavior Analysis
Shared Living Case Manager, Seven Hill Foundation

I want to really make a change for the people I support.

I hope to gain the proper skills to go into the field and work with young children or adults to help reduce problem behaviors for struggling families.
Amanda Maynard

Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Special Education Teacher and BCBA (supervisor), Worcester Public Schools

The class sizes are small, and the professors are accessible and kind.

Assumption’s ABA program provided opportunities for learning and assessment of student knowledge, practicum experience, and covered the perfect amount of content taught seamlessly, which was hugely influential in my achievement of passing the board exam through the BACB.
Kate Diaz

Applied Behavior Analysis 2019
Behavioral Clinician, Horace Mann Educational Associates (HMEA)

The Applied Behavior Analysis program challenged and supported me in becoming a behavioral clinician

Each one of my instructors brought their own experience into the classroom which has been useful in my current position. I assist in creating Positive Behavioral Support plans that focus on adults increasing their independence and accomplishing their goals.
Anthea Oikonomou-Savvidis, BCBA, LABA

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Applied Behavior Institute

ABA is different from psychology, as it’s a bit more scientific.

All of the classes we took provided us with a better understanding of the science and how evidence-based interventions make a socially significant difference.
Cynthia Riley, BCBA, LABA

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Applied Behavior Institute

I’ve been working with people with special needs for over 30 years.

I would have ideas on how to help them, but I didn’t have the authority to implement those ideas. The more I got into my ABA program, the more empowered I felt. Now I’m better able to help clients express themselves, improve their lives, and gain independence.
Joshua Jenness, BCBA, LABA

Applied Behavior Analysis 2018
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Shapiro Educational & Behavioral Consultants

The most rewarding aspect of my job is applying what I’ve learned on a day-to-day basis.

There’s a saying, ‘If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.’ Every client is different. Every day brings a unique challenge. I like that I can create new programs for specific individuals to help them move forward in their lives.
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