The MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

The MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst ® (BACB®) examination. This program is designed to meet the licensure requirements of some state licensing boards.

Walden enrollment advisors can provide general guidance on licensure issues, state-by-state educational requirements, and internship and practicum requirements; however, it is the responsibility of each student to understand and comply with the most current applied behavioral analysis information for their individual state of residence. Please note, state requirements vary widely.

Walden makes no guarantee that its MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavioral Analysis program will meet the licensure requirements in any state.

Prospective students should review the specific, detailed licensure requirements applicable to their state of residency to see if the Walden program meets all of the current requirements to sit for licensure as set forth in the state regulations. Additionally, some states have additional coursework, residency or fieldwork requirements that students will need in order to be eligible for licensure as a behavioral analyst in that state.

Prospective students enrolling in licensure-leading programs are advised that relocation to another state may impact the student’s ability to complete field experiences and/or to obtain professional licensure, certification or other credential in the state to which they relocate. Prospective students are advised to carefully review, evaluate and understand the current requirements of the applicable licensure board in the state in which they intend to relocate.

Please refer to the chart below for state professional licensure eligibility status for Walden’s MS in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavioral Analysis program. Please remember that licensure eligibility determinations are ultimately determined by the state board that issues the credential to practice. Prospective students should visit their state board’s website for the most updated and accurate information.

State Academic Program Meets Licensure Requirements?
Alabama Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Alaska Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Arizona Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Arkansas Program not offered in this state
California State does not offer licensure in this area
Colorado Program not offered in this state
Connecticut Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Delaware State does not offer licensure in this area
District of Columbia State does not offer licensure in this area
Florida State does not offer licensure in this area
Georgia State does not offer licensure in this area
Hawaii Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Idaho State does not offer licensure in this area
Illinois State does not offer licensure in this area
Indiana State does not offer licensure in this area
Iowa State does not offer licensure in this area
Kansas Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Kentucky Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Louisiana Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Maine State does not offer licensure in this area
Maryland Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Massachusetts Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Michigan Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Minnesota State does not offer licensure in this area
Mississippi Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Missouri Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Montana State does not offer licensure in this area
Nebraska State does not offer licensure in this area
Nevada Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
New Hampshire State does not offer licensure in this area
New Jersey State does not offer licensure in this area
New Mexico State does not offer licensure in this area
New York Program not offered in this state
North Carolina Program not offered in this state
North Dakota Program not offered in this state
Ohio Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Oklahoma Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Oregon Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Pennsylvania Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Puerto Rico Program not offered in this state
Rhode Island Program not offered in this state
South Carolina State does not offer licensure in this area
South Dakota Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Tennessee Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Texas Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Utah Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Vermont Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Virginia Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Washington Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
West Virginia State does not offer licensure in this area
Wisconsin Yes, provided students complete additional coursework or other requirements*
Wyoming State does not offer licensure in this area

*“Additional coursework or other requirements” can include courses and/or additional face-to-face instructional hours required by the applicable state as part of professional licensure requirements, which are not included within the standard program of study. Students may add these additional courses or instructional hours to their Walden program of study at an additional cost. Costs for the additional courses may vary, depending on the requirements and may be covered by student financial aid. Students should always check with their state board to verify course and face-to-face instructional hour requirements.

May 8, 2019

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