About Dick



The Behavior Analysis Training System
Behavior Analysis Program
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University

What is the BATS MA program?
A two-year MA program in Autism.

Get more details on the Autism MA program

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Letters from BATS alumni


BATS Management


  • We train students to be practitioners, not researchers.
  • Our MA students do a practical MA project rather than an MA thesis.
  • The MA project usually consists of teaching an undergrad seminar in behavior analysis for two semesters and doing an R&D project.
  • In BATS you work hard, learn a lot of useful skills, and have fun.
  • You also get a solid grounding in the principles, concepts, and theory of behavior analysis, including language facilitation
  • We train people in autism and organizational behavior management (OBM), with an option in computer-based instruction (e-learning).
  • We also ensure that student get the experience to become BCBA