2 years
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 29,025
Foreign students
USD 29,025
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis is a 45-credit, two-year program, including two summer sessions. Two to three classes will be taken each semester, and the classes are held once per week in the evening. A 51-credit thesis option is also available. The coursework includes the applied, experimental and conceptual branches of behavior analysis, so students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them to work in a variety of settings. The program also includes practicum classes that will allow students to obtain supervision of fieldwork hours. Students interested in gaining research experience can pursue a thesis option in which they conduct an applied research project.

BACB course sequence approval

Students who complete this program will have met the coursework and fieldwork experience requirements to apply for licensure as applied behavior analysts in Massachusetts and to apply to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. Applicants may need to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Entry Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and an official transcript
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0