Build Better Behaviors

Rider’s Applied Psychology graduate program teaches students Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles to solve performance problems, build new behaviors and strengthen existing appropriate behaviors. Students will gain a compassionate understanding of individual differences and the skills needed to develop strategies that will impact behavior and learning. This program can be completed part time, with classes available in the evenings.

Program Requirements

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach to changing behavior. Rider University’s graduate program in ABA is designed for students looking to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®). BCBAs® use behavior analytic assessment and interventions to produce meaningful and socially significant changes in behavior in community, home, educational and work settings.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
 

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How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

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Help Others Help Themselves

In recent years, applied behavior analysis (ABA) has shown remarkable success in helping clients and students learn- particularly children with autism spectrum disorders, as well as individuals with other developmental or intellectual disabilities, brain injuries, addiction and other conditions that impact health. With the growing number of children and adults presenting with unique behavioral challenges and requiring additional support, mental health providers, agencies and school districts are increasingly seeking the services of professionals with highly specialized training in ABA.

As a result, board certification as an applied behavior analyst is becoming increasingly important, providing professionals with enhanced training and credentials to work with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
 

The Bancroft/Rider Partnership

Our tuition reimbursement program offers Bancroft employees the opportunity to earn a graduate degree from one of our region’s most respected private universities — plus specialized credentialing as a behavior analyst.

Accelerate Your Master’s Degree

Our undergraduate 4+1 program makes it possible to earn both your bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in just 5 years. 

Students pursuing the 4+1 option work closely with an academic advisor to develop a personal education plan for completing their degrees. Contact your faculty advisor to learn more about this accelerated learning opportunity.

Contact

Applied Psychology (M.A.) (ABA)

Frances Perrin-English

Program Coordinator

Science Hall 322A

[email protected]

609-896-5034

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