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M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis Curriculum Overview

National Louis University’s Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) degree program is taught through a blended teaching model that encompasses weekly online instruction modules, face-to-face class time, weekly field experience opportunities and monthly workshops.

Within the M.S. in ABA degree track, you will be required to conduct experimental research with an applied focus. Throughout your research, you will be empowered to interact one-on-one with expert faculty members and behavioral analysis industry leaders while completing practicum field experience hours.

View the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis courses:

Course Title

Semester Hours

Gateway Courses

ABA500 Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ABA501 Measurement and Research Methods in Applied Behavior Analysis 4

Program Core Courses

ABA510 Skills Assessment and Intervention 4
ABA511 Functional Assessment and Intervention 4
ABA515 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
ABA516 Radical Behaviorism 3
ABA520 Supervision and Training in Applied Behavior Analysis 3

Content Courses

ABA512 Verbal Behavior 2
ABA517 Experimental Analysis of Behavior Practicum 3
ABA590 Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 8

Capstone

ABA591 Thesis in Applied Behavior Analysis I 2
ABA592 Thesis in Applied Behavior Analysis II 1
ABA593 Thesis in Applied Behavior Analysis III 1
ABA594 Thesis in Applied Behavior Analysis IV 1

M.S. Electives

3
Total Program Semester Hours 45
Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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