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Pepperdine University – Online Master of Science in Behavior Psychology Program

Total Credits 31-37
Time to Completion 15-21 months
Clinical Component 600 hours of supervised clinical training
GRE Required No

Sponsored Online Program

OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine offers an online version of its Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology program from Pepperdine University. The Pepperdine University program offers a course sequence that is verified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), and the coursework meets the requirements to sit for the BCBA exam.

The Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology program offers a clinical experience component that focuses on the practitioner-client relationship, multiculturalism and diversity, while allowing you to gain real-world experience close to home. The dedicated placement team from Pepperdine will help you secure clinical experience hours at a Pepperdine-approved facility near you.

The program can be completed in as few as 15 months and has a complete online delivery model, where students and instructors meet in a live manner at certain times throughout the week, differentiating this program and making it a high-contact online program. You can also view case studies and the live class on your own time through self-paced video lectures.

The program is available with four start dates: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Behavior Analysis Course Catalog

PSY 613 – Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis 3 units
PSY 614 – Ethical and Professional Conduct for ABA 3 units
PSY 615 – Measurement, Data Analysis, and Experimental Design for ABA 3 units
PSY 616 – Applications of ABA for Behavior Change 2 units
PSY 617 – Assessment Procedures for ABA 3 units
PSY 618 – Supervision and Management for ABA 2 units
PSY 619 – Autism Spectrum Disorders 2 units
PSY 620 – Practicum in ABA 2 units
PSY 622 – Multicultural Counseling 3 units
PSY 625 – Selecting and Implementing Interventions in ABA 2 units
PSY 629 – Behaviorism 3 units
PSY 657 – Psychopathology 3 units
PSY 658 – Individual, Couple, and Family Development: A Life Cycle Approach 3 units
PSY 668 – Clinical Interventions with Children and Adolescents 3 units

Some highlights of the Pepperdine online ABA program include:

  • Live, real-time classes available online or for future download
  • High-quality video content and other course materials
  • Nationally recognized faculty/practitioners
  • No GRE requirement
  • BACB-required mentoring included in the 600-hour program

Preparation for a Career as a BCBA®

In Pepperdine University’s online ABA program, students are provided with curriculum requirements approved by the BACB as a verified course sequence (VCS) to satisfy the education component to sit for the BCBA exam.

To apply

If you are interested in applying to the OnlinePsychology@Pepperdine program, you will need the following:

  • Official transcripts from accredited colleges or universities
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose describing your training, experience, professional goals and reason for applying
  • Application fee
  • International students must submit TOEFL scores and verified international transcripts.