The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 321–329 | Cite as

Developing an Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Barry Lowenkron
  • Lynda Mitchell


At many universities, faculty interested in behavior analysis are spread across disciplines. This makes difficult the development of behavior-analytically oriented programs, and impedes regular contact among colleagues who share common interests. However, this separation by disciplines can be a source of strength if it is used to develop interdisciplinary programs. In this article we describe how a bottom-up strategy was used to develop two complementary interdisciplinary MS programs in applied behavior analysis, and conclude with a description of the benefits—some obvious, some surprising—that can emerge from the development of such programs.

Key words

interdisciplinary programs teaching master’s degree 


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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry Lowenkron
    • 1
  • Lynda Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Administration and CounselingCalifornia State University, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCalifornia State University, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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