Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science


The practicum is designed to provide you real-world experience in social problems and in criminal justice fields. It involves activity at an actual criminal justice or social services and related agency. The practicum is generally completed in one semester. You should meet with the practicum adviser by the beginning of the semester prior to the practicum's inception. You should expect to spend approximately 120 field hours on site for each three credit hours of registration. You should also be prepared to document the knowledge and experience you have gained in the practicum. You may suggest or arrange practicum agencies, but such agencies must be approved in advance by the practicum adviser. You may not receive practicum credit for current or prior employment.

Success Stories

Stephanie Brooks
Stephanie Brooks, a student in the Applied Behavioral Science (ABS) Master’s program at Wright State University is having a fantastic summer learning about the ways in which she can be helpful to those in Dayton!
Angela Dorsett
I am currently a rising two-year graduate student in the Applied Behavioral Sciences (ABS) Master’s Program doing my practicum at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center (OJPC).

Contact information

La Fleur Small, Ph.D., interim practicum advisor
263 Millett Hall
(937) 775-2152
Fax: (937) 775-4228

Internship/Practicum Sites

Practicum Forms and Documents


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