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 Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. has approved 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.
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.