Online Academy for Behavior Analysis

The Online Academy for Behavior Analysis (OnABA) has three admission cycles each year: spring, fall and summer. OnABA’s flexible approach to curriculum delivery makes it the ideal program for working professionals in the United States. Certification exam preparation is built into all programs. The next admissions cycle begins in spring 2022.

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Master of Science in Behavior Analytic Psychology

The Master’s Program is fully accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), and its curriculum is pre-approved by ABAI as meeting the course requirements for students pursuing their BCBA. The curriculum includes 37 total credits and can be completed in five 15-week semesters. This program includes research training, certification exam preparation, and practical training coordination.

Admissions requirements

Graduate School admissions requirements include:

  • Completed application for Graduate School Admission
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Copy of official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended

Send the above items to:

Graduate School
Mail Stop 326
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

OnABA admissions requirements include:

  • Completed OnABA application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A brief statement of purpose
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Send the above items to:

Online Academy for Behavior Analysis
Psychology Department / 296
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
USA


Graduate Course Sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis

The graduate course sequence in applied behavior analysis is pre-approved by ABAI as meeting the course requirements for students pursuing their BCBA. This sequence is for those who already hold a master’s degree in Education, Psychology, or Behavior Analysis and wish to pursue certification. The curriculum consists of 22 credits which can be completed in four 15-week semesters. Certification exam preparation and practical training coordination are included in the program.

Admissions requirements

OnABA admissions requirements include:

  • Completed OnABA application form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A brief statement of purpose
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Nonrefundable application fee
  • Copy of official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Send the above items to:

Online Academy for Behavior Analysis
Psychology Department / 296
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
USA


OnABA Practical Training

Site

Each student will need to identify a practical training site. An affiliate agreement must be signed between the practical training site and the University of Nevada, Reno. Students will have from the time of admission to the second semester of the program to secure this.

Supervisors

Each student must identify a supervisor to oversee their practical training. OnABA staff will review and approve the credentials of all supervisors. Supervisors must participate in training provided by OnABA. An approved contract must be signed by the supervisor and the student.

Description

Over the course of several practicum courses students will complete supervised fieldwork and exam preparation. Students will complete test preparation modules throughout the program to ensure students graduate ready to take the certification exam.

Practical training can take place in multiple environments with a variety of clients. OnABA will train and coordinate with each supervisor to make sure experience meets each student’s needs. Students can participate in a blend of group and individual meetings with their supervisor. Supervisors will observe trainees performing behavior analytic tasks and provide guidance and feedback. During meetings, supervisors will model technical, professional, and ethical acquisition targets. Supervisors will teach trainees to monitor the effects of behavioral service delivery and oversee this process. The supervisor will also monitor the outcomes of their own supervision and make changes to procedures as needed.

In addition to observations and meetings, supervisors will direct trainees to complete client related, BACB task-list oriented assignments. These assignments will include readings and discussion, behavioral program development, literature reviews on client related topics, data analysis and interpretation, developing data recording systems, etc. (see BACB fieldwork standards for additional examples of activities). These assignments will be reviewed during meetings, and feedback will be provided.