Psychology — Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s Degree Curriculum

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.


For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.


As part of our commitment to educational excellence, Eastern Kentucky University, in compliance with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and Applied Behavioral Analysis International, has met the requirements/required competencies and has transitioned to the BACB's 5th Edition task list.  For additional information, please speak to the program advisor.


Core Courses


PSY 817

Introductory Foundations, Concepts, and Principles in ABA


PSY 813

Ethics and Professional Conduct in ABA


PSY 833

Behavioral Research and Measurement


PSY 855

Addressing Problem Behaviors


PSY 866

Advanced Topics in Behavior Analysis


PSY 895

Building New Behaviors


PSY 816 Philosophical Underpinnings in Behavior Analysis 3
Supporting Course Requirements


PSY 837

Social Psychology and Cultural Diversity


PSY 849

Advanced Developmental Psychology


PSY 853

Biological Bases of Behavior


PSY 859

Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior


Total Hours


The admissions requirements for applicants to the M.S. General Psychology with ABA concentration are as follows:


  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or 2.75 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Completion of one undergraduate research course and one undergraduate statistics course
  • Completion of three courses in psychology or a related discipline
  • If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, then satisfactory performance on the general sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
  • A personal statement describing your career goals and explaining how you plan to use the degree / ABA concentration