Applied Behavior Analysis — Plus One

Program Overview

The PlusOne Program in applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an accelerated master’s program between the Department of Psychology (College of Science) and the Department of Applied Psychology (Bouvé College of Health Sciences) that allows students to earn an MS in ABA with one year of study beyond the BS in Psychology from Northeastern. Undergraduate students who pursue the PlusOne in ABA may take up to five graduate courses in ABA which double count towards their requirements for the BS degree and their requirements for the MS degree.

The ABA programs at Northeastern are verified by The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam. Students learn teaching and intervention skills to help individuals with autism and related disabilities reach their full potential. All graduate courses are provided online.

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • (No application fee)

Course Sequence

Courses taken during undergraduate studies

  • CAEP 6326 Behavioral Concepts & Principles
  • CAEP 6329 Service Administration
  • CAEP 6327 Behavior Assessment
  • CAEP 6328 Research & Design Methods

Courses taken during graduate studies

  • CAEP 6331 Advanced Learning 1
  • CAEP 6334 Applied Programming 1
  • CAEP 6332 Advanced Learning 2
  • CAEP 6335 Applied Programming 2
  • CAEP 6336 Systematic Inquiry
  • CAEP 6324 Programmed Learning

Students may also elect to take one or more Intensive Practicum course to accrue supervised experience hours

  • CAEP 8417 Intensive Practicum 1
  • CAEP 8418 Intensive Practicum 2

Learning Partnerships

We have Learning Partnerships with local schools and agencies. PlusOne students may apply for internships or full-time employment with one of our Learning Partners during their final semesters of undergraduate work and begin employment upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Contact Information


Dr. William Sharp
[email protected]


Dr. Laura Dudley
[email protected]

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Applied Behavioral Analysis Plus One Program