About the MA Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis including 5th Edition Verified Course Sequence

The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a professional practice degree program designed to provide the knowledge base for effective and compassionate practice in behavior analysis. This program is flexibly designed to allow students to take from one to four classes per semester to find the best fit with their schedule. It is completely online and all courses are conveniently offered every semester.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. In particular, supervised fieldwork must be acquired separately; please visit our Supervision page for more information.

There are ten 3-hour courses that focus on scientifically grounded and humanely practiced behavioral interventions:

BEHV 5610 ABA Foundations, Concepts and Principles I
BEHV 5612 Meaningful Assessment in Behavioral Practice
BEHV 5613 Culturally Responsive Ethics in Behavioral Practice
BEHV 5616 Effective Communication and Collaboration in Behavioral Practice
BEHV 5618 ABA Foundations, Concepts and Principles II
BEHV 5619 Fundamentals and Techniques of Compassionate and Effective Behavior Change
BEHV 5622 Evidence-based Practice: Understanding and Using Applied Behavior Analytic Research
BEHV 5627 Behavioral Practice in Autism
BEHV 5634 Improving Staff Performance in Behavioral Practice
BEHV 5636 Capstone: Application and Analysis in Behavioral Practice

All courses are offered every Fall, Spring, and 13-week Summer semester.

Approximate Costs
  • Application fee (see Graduate School for details)
  • Approximately $1,350 in-state AND out-of-state for each 3 credit hour course
  • Approximately $1,650 international for each 3 credit hour course

5th Edition BCBA Content Hour Grid

 

Behavior Analysis Online is not responsible for ensuring that our Master of Arts degree or Graduate Academic Certificate in ABA meet state licensure requirements. Each student is responsible for determining the requirements to practice ABA in the state in which they wish to practice.

Degree Display Type: 
Master of Arts (MA)
Short Degree Title: 
Applied Behavior Analysis