The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 135–142 | Cite as

Necessity and Opportunity: the 1-Year Master’s ABA Program at Auburn University

  • James M. JohnstonEmail author
Original Article


The Auburn University Master of Science program in Applied Behavior Analysis was designed to accommodate not only the requirements of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for approved course sequences and practicum training, but unavoidable limitations in faculty and other resources. These limitations were incompatible with the more traditional 2-year curriculum model, so a 1-year program was designed that met the necessary conditions. This article describes the resulting academic and practicum curriculum, the key funding mechanisms that allowed the program to develop, and the opportunities and benefits that this model afforded.


Behavior analysis Graduate training programs 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Human or animal participants were not employed for this manuscript, so informed consent was not necessary.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that he has no conflict of interest.

Copyright information

© Association for Behavior Analysis International 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Auburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.KnoxvilleUSA

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