Degree Program Overview
The Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism (LIDA) program is a blend of special education and applied behavior analysis coursework. This program has two degree options:
- Master of Arts (thesis required)
- Master of Arts (non-thesis)
Both degree types provide the academic foundations for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
Completion of this program is not sufficient to become a practicing behavior analyst in Texas; persons must meet the requirements of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds; students do not need to have an undergraduate degree in education. Students take two courses per semester and typically graduate with a degree in Special Education in two years.
Please Note: While a few courses in this program can be completed online, attendance on campus is still required for all students.
Pass-rate data is not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year, or for sequences within their first four years of operation.
|Catalog Entry||Master of Arts (MA)|
|Length||36 Credit Hours|
|Costs||Rates Per Semester|
|Admission Requirements||Application Materials|
- Fall: May 1
Please note that application deadlines will occasionally change. Please contact your academic advisor (listed in the contact section) for confirmation on application deadlines.