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Autism Spectrum Disorders

Elms College created one of the country’s first Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders Program. This 36 credit Master’s program will teach students how to work with children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Highlights of the Curriculum

  • The role of ABA and ASD
  • Other treatment options in ASD
  • Communication deficits and training
  • Social communication
  • Pragmatic language
  • IEP writing and implementation


Upon completion students will be eligible to pursue certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, with other eligibility requirements. This degree also has an optional track to pursue licensing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with other eligibility requirements. University Approved Practicum courses are offered for students in the MS in ASD Program.

BCBA Examination Pass Rates for Verified Course Sequences: 2014-2018

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