Online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Certificate option time to complete is 12 months

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.



Min. Length: 20 months
Total Credits: 39

Application Deadlines:
Fall: 7/24/2023

Upcoming Start Dates:
Fall: 8/28/2023

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Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified that the program curriculum meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam or the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

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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 Applicants

For professionals who have already earned their graduate degree. This certificate requires completion of seven courses1. Students may elect to take two practicum courses in conjunction with 1,500 – 2,000 hours of supervised independent fieldwork2.

1ABA 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.
2Practicum I and Practicum II

About Regis

Founded in 1927 on the core values of gracious hospitality, love, and service, Regis College has woven those values into our master’s of social work program. As a leader in education, we are dedicated to offering programs with a holistic benefit, designed for the future of the field, and through which we inspire our students to become change agents, leaders, and advocates.

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.

Our Mission

Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.

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Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path no matter your education level. Fill out the form to learn more about our program options or get started on your application today.