Would you like to pursue becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA)? If you already hold or are working on a Master's degree in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, Special Education, or a related field, you may be eligible for our 6-course program. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® (BACB) has approved our course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. more info...
Master's Degree in
Mercyhurst's Graduate Special Education Program is proud to claim some of the region's most highly respected teachers and behavioral professionals among its graduate alumni. Be a part of that tradition of excellence and innovation through our Master's Degree in Special Education.
The Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis at Mercyhurst University will prepare qualified candidates to apply the science of human behavior to nearly every aspect of life. Equip yourself with the skills to conduct in-depth assessment and develop comprehensive programs to improve the human condition. The world needs more behavioral scientists – become part of the solution.
Outreach and Consultation
The fundamental purpose of the Mercyhurst Institute for Applied Behavioral Studies (MIABS) is to reach out to schools, professionals, provider agencies, and individuals with disabilities and their families with a range of services that extend far beyond college academic programming. MIABS provides professional development, training, consultation, and program development for school districts, agencies, and families, to address many educational, behavioral, and staff performance needs.
Autism Friendly NutcrackerAutism Friendly Nutcracker December 19 Warner Theatre
The Mercyhurst Graduate Program in Special Education, through the Mercyhurst Institute of Applied Behavioral Studies (MIABS) will be working with Lake Erie Ballet to produce a meaningful and inclusive "autism friendly" performance of the classic ballet "The Nutcracker." more info...
OASISThe OASIS Program is one of the most unique components of the Mercyhurst Institute for Applied Behavioral Studies. This program, implemented according to behavior analytic principles, offers proficiency-based certificates to adult students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Currently, students may choose to study in the areas of culinary arts or hospitality more info
PDE Autism EndorsementMercyhurst is the first program in northwestern PA approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer a 3-course, 12-credit ASD Endorsement program. For a professional who currently holds a Pennsylvania Department of Education Level I or II certificate in teaching, related therapies, or supervisory capactiy , an ASD endorsement would help him or her face the continued challenges of meeting the unique needs of special needs students. Others not seeking endorsement but holding a bachelor’s degree may enroll in the program for professional development. Read about it Here
Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Professionals holding the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) credential are widely in demand across the nation and world to provide evidence-based and effective services across a variety of consumer populations, including those found in the fields of developmental disabilities, autism, education, corporate performance management, safety, public health, coaching, and sustainability. Contact us to find out about several of our programs that may help you acquire this credential.