Purdue Adds Online Master's Program

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Purdue University will add a new online master's degree focused on applied behavior analysis this fall. The program is used to increase skills or decrease unwanted behaviors most often in children who are on the autism spectrum.

The program is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the science of behavior analysis, as well as individuals who work in schools, clinics and medical fields. The Master of Science in Education with a concentration in applied behavior analysis can be earned completely online in four semesters with instruction from faculty in the Purdue Autism Cluster.

There will be opportunities for students to interact with interdisciplinary scholars collaborating to understand and treat individuals with autism. Additionally, students will participate in supervised practicum experience directly aligning with their coursework. Course work opportunities will include:

  • Working with individuals with autism across various settings.
  • Working with individuals with and without disabilities who engage in challenging behavior or who are in need of increasing skills.
  • Consulting with teachers and school systems to create positive behavior support systems.
  • Training parents and collaborating with medical professionals.
  • Allows for an optional intensive practicum for students to become board certified behavior analysts.

Finally, the Purdue Autism Cluster on Oct. 18 will host the Purdue Autism Research Conference, which will have the theme "Measuring and Predicting Change in Autism." Researchers, students and community members will learn more about current research in diverse fields related to autism, ranging from basic to applied sciences. Keynote speakers will include David Amaral from the MIND Institute and Connie Kasari from UCLA. The event is open to the public and registration is required.

You can connect to more about the program by clicking here.

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