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National University MS Applied Behavioral Analysis

2021 – 2022
Advising Information
College of the Canyons and National University

  • The six-course sequence in applied behavior analysis is designed to prepare candidates for the national applied behavior analysis (ABA) certification exams sponsored by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Upon successful completion of National University’s six-course sequence, the candidate will receive a certificate of completion from National University. However, this is not professional certification by the BACB, and does not entitle candidates to claim they are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Information about becoming certified through the BACB can be found at

    Program Learning Outcomes

    Evaluate data and information from applied behavior analysis procedures, and synthesize in graphic, textual, and oral formats.
    Integrate overall practice guidelines code of ethics, and laws in applied behavior management.
    Critique relevant research literature and use idiographic research methods to solve behavior problems.
    Use multiple data sources and points of view in the design, implementation, and evaluation of analytic goals.
    Apply methods of applied behavior analysis to practice.


    Qualifying to take the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam requires that candidates must do 1500 hours of Supervised Fieldwork, supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). National University does not provide this supervision. Candidates for admission to the ABA Certificate Program must have a bachelor's degree.

  • GPA

    Bachelor’s Degree with a 2.5 cumulative GPA from a regionally accredited institution.

    Students must submit official transcripts to verify Bachelor’s Degree and cumulative GPA.

    $331.50 per quarter unit including the 25% COC tuition scholarship.
    Standard tuition rate $442 per unit

  • Ryan McGill, Center Director
    National University Oxnard Campus,
    (818) 932-2461 

    National University,Oxnard Campus
    1000 Town Center Drive,
    Oxnard, CA 93036
    (818) 932-2461 (Admissions Office)

    Financial Aid Advisors
    (818) 932-2472 or 2473


Term 2021 - 2022
Duration 1  1/2 years
Costs Graduate Tuition: $331.50 per quarter unit  (includes COC tuition scholarship ) 
Format Accelerated; First Six Courses are two months per course (8-WeekCourses) with the last four courses one month courses each (4-WeekCourses); Courses meeting 1 night per week and 1 Saturday per month (5 onsite meetings p/month) at COC/UCEN
Scholarships COC Tuition Scholarship:  $331.50 per quarter unit (25% off per class, per month, with total cost dependent on the number of transfer units)*
Units 45 quarter units are required to earn the Master’s degree


Core Requirements (10 courses / 45 quarter units) (10 courses / 45 quarter units)
ABA 620 Philosophical Underpinning ABA 4.5
ABA 622 Concepts and Principles of ABA 4.5
ABA 624 Measurement and Design 4.5
ABA 626 Functional Behavior Assessment 4.5
ABA 628 Behavioral Change Procedures 4.5
ABA 630 Developing ABA Interventions 4.5
ABA 632  BACB Ethics Compliance Code  4.5
ABA 634 Supervision and Management 4.5
ABA 636 Application of ABA Skills 4.5
ABA 670 ABA Capstone Project 4.5