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Master of Science in Applied in Behavior Analysis
Certificate options available
Apply with no GRE
Graduate in as few as 20 months
Learn techniques that will have a positive impact
Online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
The Regis College Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) degree features coursework in behavior assessment, treatment evaluation, ethical practices, and more. Commonly associated with the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, applied behavior analysis has diverse applications including, but not limited to, organizational behavior management, early childhood education, and sports performance.
Our online MS in Applied Behavior Analysis has been designed for students from a wide variety of health science backgrounds. It combines research and hands-on experience for students starting out or seeking advancement in the field. And with the rise in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders, demand for BCBA/BCBA-D certified professionals has increased by approximately 800% from 2010 to 2017, with increases seen in nearly every state.* The program provides the techniques to empower your future clients and improve their everyday lives.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
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“The online ABA program is a natural extension of Regis’ strong on-the-ground program. Students in the online program will receive the same proven curriculum that will provide them with the knowledge to become effective behavior analysts.”
~ Laura M. Burke, ScD, MPH, Dean, School of Health Sciences
Online Applied Behavior Analysis Program Options
Traditional (Online Master of Applied Behavior Analysis)39 credit hours that can be completed in as few as 20 months. Students must meet additional requirements to become eligible for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) exam.
Post-Master’s Certificate, Certification-Seeking ApplicantsFor professionals who have already earned their master’s in ABA, psychology, or education.1 This certificate requires completion of seven courses2. Students may elect to take two practicum courses in conjunction with 1,500 – 2,000 hours of supervised independent fieldwork3.
1Applicants with any master’s degree that falls outside a master’s in ABA, psychology, or education, (even minor deviations like MS in Counseling Psychology or MA in Educational Leadership) must provide written confirmation from the BACB that their degree will be considered acceptable. Applicants will need to complete a field of study evaluation by the BACB (https://www.bacb.com/field-of-study-evaluation/) prior to applying to or matriculating in the certificate program.
2ABA 640 Concepts and Principles I Intro to ABA, ABA 642 Concepts and Principles II Experimental ABA, ABA 644 Treatment Evaluation, ABA 652 Behavior Assessment, ABA 654 Behavior Intervention, ABA 656 Ethical Practice in ABA, and ABA 662 ABA Training and Supervision.
3Practicum I and Practicum II
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Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health services landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.
When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you can build a solid foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise to expand your skills and perspectives. Prepare to enter the workplace confidently with an education of the highest standard.
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Regis College, founded in 1927, is a multifaceted Catholic University in Greater Boston with 3,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in the arts, sciences, and health professions devoted to engagement, service, and advancement in the global community. Regis College offers majors and graduate/professional programs to prepare students for in-demand fields such as nursing, health, public service, education, and business communication.
Regis College (University) is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
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$875 per credit hour
$200-$400 estimated cost of textbooks per course
Online MS in Applied Behavior Analysis admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum GPA 2.75 (3.0 GPA preferred)
Minimum of two letters of recommendation
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If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state BEFORE beginning the academic program located outside your state.