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Master's (M.Ed.) Behavior Analysis

Earn your Master's in Behavior Analysis at Lehigh!


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  • Application requirements: Completed online application; $65 Application Fee; GPA Minimum: 3.00 undergraduate; transcript(s); 2 letters of recommendation - Academic and/or professional; Acknowledgement of College of Education Policy on Clearances; Essay
  • Deadline(s): April for summer semester summer, July 15 for fall semester start, December 15 for spring semester start
  • Course Requirements: 10 courses (30 credits)
  • Typical Course Load: Fall (2 courses), Spring (2 courses), Summer (1-2 courses)
  • Time to Completion: Typically 2 years 


The Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Behavior Analysis is designed for the college graduate who is interested in pursuing advanced studies in behavior analysis. Core courses have been designed to meet the Fourth Edition Task List and Foundational Knowledge List issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®). The mission of this master’s program is to enhance the skills of practitioners in the field of special education by providing a concentration in evidence-based behavioral support strategies.


The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB®) has verified the following course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify (

Course NuMber Course Name Credits
Core Coursework (18 credits, core course sequence approved by the BACB®)
SPED 402 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
SPED 409 K-12 Classroom Environment and Management 3
SPED 410 Behavior Analysts: Ethics and Professional Conduct 3
SPED 416 Autism Spectrum Disorders and Evidence-Based Practices 3
SPED 432 Positive Behavior Support 3
EDUC 461 Single-Subject Research Design 3
Diversity Requirement (3 credits)
SPED 404 Diversity, Families, and School Collaborations in K-12 3
EDUC 471 Diversity and Multicultural Perspectives 3
Electives (9 credits)
SPED 330 Special Topics in Special Education 1-3
SPED 338 Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Children 3
SPED 405 Principles and Applications of K-12 Assessment 3
SPED 411 Early Childhood Education 3
SPED 418 Alternative Curricular Approaches 3
SPED 419 Academic Interventions: PreK-8 3
SPED 421 Academic Interventions: Secondary Level 3
SPED 423 Transition to Post-school Life 3
SPED 430 Advanced Seminar in Special Education 3
SPED 452 Assessment in Special Education 3
EDL 432 Special Education Law 3
EDL 479 School Law and Ethics 3
SCHP 412 Consultation Procedures 3
SCHP 426 Advanced School and Family Interventions 3
Other electives as approved by advisor    
Click here to view the course catalog which provides descriptions of the courses.