Rollins

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis & Clinical Science

Develop the expertise and experience to design and deliver life-changing treatment and advance your career in a fast-growing field. Rollins’ Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science (ABACS) program produces master’s-level graduates who are skilled in the evidence-based practice of behavior analysis. The ABACS program provides broad training in the applications of behavior analysis in a variety of settings as well as interdisciplinary coursework in clinical science.

At Rollins, you’ll learn from expert faculty in a personalized learning environment that’s designed to maximize engagement and support. Our small, in-person classes are conveniently offered in the evenings, and the program follows a junior-colleague model to ensure high-quality mentoring of students. By the completion of your training, you’ll be well prepared to enter professional practice in behavior analysis or PhD programs at other behaviorally oriented institutions.


Why Rollins?

  1. Top-Ranked Reputation

    Rollins’ ranking as the No. 1 regional university in the South underscores the high-quality experience you can expect on our Winter Park campus and the prestigious weight a Rollins degree carries not only in Orlando but also throughout Florida and across the country.

  2. Expansive Curriculum Content

    Comprehensive training for practitioners includes courses spanning the breadth of behavior analysis, built-in clinical experience, and collaborative research with faculty.

  3. Personalized Learning Environment

    With an average class size of just 12, our in-person learning environment is designed to maximize engagement and support, and thanks to our 10:1 student-faculty ratio, our expert professors have the freedom to focus on you.

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Did You Know?

The annual demand for Board Certified Behavior Analysts increased by nearly 2,000 percent in the past decade, and the average salary for the role is more than $70,000. Learn more about how the Applied Behavior Analysis & Clinical Science program at Rollins can help you advance your career and make a difference in this fast-growing and rewarding field.

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Elite Alignment

Rollins’ ABACS program is one of just 22 master’s programs in the world and the only program in Orlando to earn accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

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A portrait of Rollins graduate Stephanie Gonzalez, class of 2018.

“Rollins helped me across both my professional goals. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, I was well prepared and had a great knowledge base to pull from. As a doctoral candidate, I was able to successfully apply to and be accepted into my dream program. The skills I fostered in research analysis and creation have been invaluable and exclusive to my Rollins experience.”

Stephanie Gonzalez ’18ABACS

PhD Candidate

University of Florida

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Guided By Expert Faculty

At Rollins, you’ll work collaboratively with faculty on every aspect of your professional development, from networking and practicum site selection to conducting, presenting, and publishing research.

Master of Applied Behavior Analysis & Clinical Science

Telephone: 407.646.2037

Connect with Faculty

  • Michele Williams

    Michele Williams, PhD

    Associate Professor and ABACS Program Director

    A Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral who teaches classes in single-subject design, the experimental analysis of behavior, and the theory and philosophy of behavior analysis.

  • Kara Wunderlich

    Kara Wunderlich, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science

    A Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral teaching classes in behavioral assessment and ethics and professional issues related to behavior analytic practice.