Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

General

Program Description

The Masters of Science Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Dar Al-Hekma University is the first of its kind in the region.

The program trains graduate students to become specialists in providing behavior analysis services to individuals with challenging behavior and/or skill deficits which will lead the development of the professional practice of applied behavior analysis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The curriculum focuses on the clinical and educational applications of ABA, while also providing an intensive practicum experience to enhance and strengthen students’ application of both settings. Our graduates will be able to cater to the needs of all individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental disabilities, educational and behavioral challenges, and mental health issues.

Program Mission

To graduate professionals and scholars committed to enhancing the quality of life of individuals, providing them with state-of-the-art behavior analytic services, and leading radical advancement in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in Saudi Arabia.

Why Choose the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at Dar Al-Hekma University?

  • It is the first graduate program in ABA in the Middle East.
  • All course work and field experience standards are aligned with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) certification.
  • Program directed by the first and only Saudi with a Ph.D. in ABA and certified as a BCBA-D.
  • Focuses on the clinical and educational applications of ABA.
  • Provides an intensive practicum experience to enhance and strengthen students’ application of the principles of ABA in clinical and educational settings.
  • Provides opportunities for state-of-the-art research in the field of behavior analysis.

Career Prospects

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Service and program developer
  • Policy initiator
  • Program director/supervisor
  • Independent consultant

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

Located in the heart of the metropolitan city of Jeddah, Dar Al-Hekma is one of Saudi Arabia's leading teaching and research universities for young women. Since its opening in 1999, Dar Al-Hekma is de ... Read More

Located in the heart of the metropolitan city of Jeddah, Dar Al-Hekma is one of Saudi Arabia's leading teaching and research universities for young women. Since its opening in 1999, Dar Al-Hekma is dedicated to endowing its pupils with the skills and knowledge they need to flourish and succeed in a rapidly changing world.?? Read less