Daemen College, through its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs, will prepare and inspire students to become licensed and certified independent practitioners of ABA services in settings that promote ethical and professional practice, diversity, and lifelong learning.

  • Evening/weekend classes are geared toward the working professional.
  • Experienced faculty to provide real- life examples and opportunities to learn in the area of ABA
  • Courses will include didactic and clinical components. Didactic components will be delivered on Daemen's main campus in multiple formats including traditional classroom instruction infused with interactive activities
  • Opportunities to practice the development and evaluation of assessment and intervention, including behavior measurement, assessment, change elements, procedures, and systems
  • Learn ethical and professional practice in working with families, members of the community, and other practitioners
  • Includes a Practicum Course where students will obtain the required 150 hours of supervised clinical work under the direction of a Licensed Behavior Analyst
  • Partnerships with local service agencies for experience hours
  • Following completion of program, graduates will be eligible to apply for licensure in New York State as a Licensed Behavior Analyst

Program Information

Master’s Degree Program
  • 31 credit program can be completed in two years
  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree (from an accredited college or university) in: Education; Special Education; Psychology; Applied Behavior Analysis; or a related field that specifically addresses learning or behavioral changes
  • The Master’s Degree Program is identical to the Advanced Certificate Program, with the addition of the 3 credit Research Capstone Course (SED 722)
Advanced Certificate Program
  • This post-Master’s Degree program is 28 credits and can be completed in two years
  • Candidates must possess a Master's degree (from an accredited college or university) in: Education; Special Education; Psychology; or Applied Behavior Analysis

For more information, contact Vicki Madaus Knapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, ABA, Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program, at 716.839.8333 or vmadausk@daemen